P27 Baseball Performance Center
P27 Performance Center was created To enable student athletes the opportunity to reach their highest potential through professional training, mentorship, and immersing in a Christian leadership environment that harnesses success.
To provide the highest level of academic support, professional baseball instruction and training, and ensure competitive competition that will enhance
"P27" is the abbreviation for Proverbs Chapter 27 Verse 17:
"As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another."
High Academic Standards
Each P27 student-athlete will also enroll in a virtual charter school platform called South Carolina Connections Academy. Connections delivers high-quality academics to prepare student-athletes for college.
Fulltime teachers for each course
Individual grade counselors to map out academic plan
Available AP and Honors courses
Players will grow athletically through professional baseball skills training that is unmatched at any other level.
Individual strength and conditioning
Professional and collegiate exposure
Led by P27 Staff, our leadership and discipleship program will prepare the student athlete for life off the field. This will enable each athlete to grow both spiritually and mentally.
At P27 Baseball Academy, we believe that a student-athlete is just that. Student first, athlete second. Our goal is to combine our elite baseball program with high quality academic guidance and tutoring.
The South Carolina Connection Academy provides a
high quality education with a proven track record
of high performing academic students. They have
over 5,000 students in South Carolina alone. There
course options allow for the flexibility to participate
in a high level baseball training and competition
while still obtaining an excellent education. Students will spend time each day in a classroom set-ting working on course work in the presence of academic tutors and advisors. It is the P27 goal to provide accountability to all areas of the students academic life.
Dual enrollment is a common theme that will take place at P27. Dual enrollment allows for our students to take college classes instead of normal high school courses. This not only prepares them for their future education, but also saves each student thousands in future tuition costs. Dual enrollment can be done through Midlands Technical College. Classes can be taken online of in traditional classroom setting.
Tutors are provided for each student during the week. Tutoring hours are provided 2 times per week to insure each student has what they need to fully excel. Tutors are available for each subject through connections academy and P27.
NCAA Accredited courses
Honors and AP Courses
Dual Enrollment at Midlands Technical College
Academic Advisors and Counselors
Individual teachers for each subject.
Player Cost Comparison
There is a long list of reasons P27 Performance Center is the elite education / athletic option for your student athlete. Tuition to P27 includes many important pieces to the overall growth of the athlete.
Here are a few more reasons P27 is the choice.
100 Professional Training Sessions
60 Game Schedule against the best teams in the Southeast
Elite Training and Game Facilities
Exposure to MLB and College Scouts
Academic Tutors and Advisors
Showcase Team Fees (Summer/Fall)
Professional Strength Training
Showcases and Camps
The Focus of P27 Academy is to develop leaders on and off the field.
A focus on character and biblical principles will be integrated into everything we do. Our staff will be intentional with each student athlete to make sure they are growing mentally and spiritually. It is our goal to train and equip young men to pursue excellence in all that they do.
Through intentional discipleship and community, our young men will be able to grow spiritually and in their relationship with one another. -Proverbs 27 17
Corey Warner grew up in Lexington and went to White Knoll High School. He graduated in 2008 and signed to play baseball at Newberry College.
God then pulled him in a different direction where he played baseball at both USC Aiken and Catawba Valley Community College before landing at Toccoa Falls College as a sophomore. He won 3 consecutive National Championships along with winning the World Series MVP in 2012.
Corey, in addition to his duties with P27 owns and operates Bodyshop Athletics of Lexington, a full service fitness center.
Director of Player Development &
Zack Warner grew up in Lexington where he played at Brooklyn Cacye High School. He was blessed enough to win a class AAA high school championship his freshman year.
He then went on to play college ball at Toccoa Falls College where he won two National Championships and back to back All American honors. God then pulled Zack closer to home to Francis Marion University where he finished his career.
Head Infield Coach &
Director of Baseball Operations
Ryan Maksim is our Head Infield Coach as well as the Director of Baseball Operations.
Maksim graduated from Charleston Southern University where he served as the starting second baseman for the Buccaneers while completing his Bachelors of Business Administration Degree. Maksim also attended Brunswick Commuity College where he started at shortstop and second base and played a vital role in leading the Dolphins to their first ever trip to the NJCAA Division II World Series.
Along with his responsibilities with P27, Maksim also serves as the Event Coordinator for Cross Training Sports and coaches all age groups for Bodyshop Baseball from 8U to 18U
Pitching Coach &
Director of Baseball Operations
Sawyer Bridges is our Head Pitching Coach as well as the Recruiting Coordinator.
Bridges had a fantastic career at Summerville High School where he helped lead his school to a 4A State Title and was named the No. 5 best high school prospect in the State of South Carolina by Baseball America and Perfect Game. Bridges committed to the University of South Carolina where he had 4 successful years with many accolades including making the 2019 NCBWA Preseason Stopper of the Year Watch List. He then jumped into coaching as an assistant on the USC coaching staff.
Coach Bridges has a great heart for young men, eager to learn and teach, and possesses a wealth of knowledge both on and off the field.
Assistant Pitching Coach
Jonathan Johnson played professional baseball for 10 years, 6 of those years at the major league level. He attended Florida State University where he was the ACC Freshman of the Year, a Freshman All American, two time All American, two year All ACC team, voted the 1995 ACC tournament MVP, and voted Florida’s 1995 Amateur Player of the Year.
Coach Johnson represented his country playing for team USA in 1994. He was drafted in the first round, 7th overall, by the Texas
Rangers in the 1995 amateur draft. He has since been voted on the all century ACC team and has been inducted to the Florida State Hall of Fame.
Spiritual Life Coordinator
Nate Bowen is coming to us from Truett McConnell University in Cleveland, Ga. During his time at TMU, he served as the health and wellness coordinator for the university. He served as the strength and conditioning coach for several teams at the University.
Nate is currently pursuing his masters in Sports Science with a concentration on Health and Fitness. Before taking the role at Truett McConnell, Nate served 2 years as the assistant athletic director and head baseball coach at Toccoa Falls College.
Bowen finished his playing career for Toccoa Falls College in 2012 after winning back-to-back national championships. He served the team in the closer role and was blessed with an incredible senior season becoming NCCAA All-American and Conference pitcher
of the year.