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Lance Franks

Lance Franks, the head baseball instructor and owner of The Chico Bullpen Baseball Academy, was born and raised in Russellville, Arkansas. Lance won three state championships in high school and American Legion. In 1994 he received the Bob Fellar Pitching Award for the most strikeouts in the Arkansas state championship, Mid-West regional tournament, and American Legion World Series.

Lance spent two years at Westark Community College as a middle infielder/pitcher, and spent 1996 and 1997 playing for the Arkansas Razorbacks. In 1997, Lance was an All-American Honorable Mention. From 1997-2002 he played in the St. Louis Cardinals Organization. During the 2002 season Lance joined the Western League Champions, the Chico Heat. For the Heat, Lance was at the top of almost all pitching catagories and was a Western League All-Star. From 2003-2004 Lance played for the Kansas City T-Bones and the Quebec Capitales. After retiring from playing Lance went on to be the pitching coach for the Chico Outlaws in 2005, and was the bench coach in 2008.


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