Mark Strouse owner/operator of Downtown Baseball and Softball Academy had an exceptional baseball career at Lock Haven University. Mark set all-time school records for games played/started and at bats. He was 2nd all-time in hits with 206, placed in the top ten for doubles and triples hit, finished his career with a .320 batting average and was named conference player of the week several times. Prior to joining Lock Haven, Mark was a 4 year starter for Delaware Valley High School at third base and was 1st team all league as a junior and senior. It was during his Lock Haven career, when Mark realized his joy for teaching while instructing young players ages 6-17 at Lock Haven's baseball camps. Mark is a nationally certified youth instructor and holds a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management. His passion for the game of baseball, joy of teaching and wanting to give back to the community led to the formation of Downtown Baseball and Softball Academy.