ABOUT US

The Southwest Nationals were founded in 2016 by Scott Elbert who formally played for the Midwest Nationals. The Southwest Nationals are simply the same organization except they are based in Arizona and the surrounding southwest states. By encorporating the C3 motto we strive to produce great men on and off the field.


MEET US

Scott Elbert

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Scott Elbert

Scott Elbert was a Southwest Missouri local who played for his local high school and the Midwest Nationals. During the first round of the amateur draft Scott was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers. After a few years in the minors he made his playoff debut in 2008. As Scott's major and minor league career went on he began to experiencing problems with his elbow. As a coach Scott wants to teach young pitchers and players about arm care and help them improve as young men.

Mr. Nat

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Mr. Nat

Established in 2001, the Midwest Nationals started with one goal in mind, to help young players in Southwest Missouri gain exposure to collegiate schools as well as professional organizations. Randy Merryman started the organization with just one team and over the years this has grown to over thirteen youth teams and six high school teams that play all over the United States. Scott Elbert has now created the Southwest Nationals with the same goal in mind, helping some of the best players in the Southwest develop and gain exposure.

Josh Bell

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Josh Bell

Josh was born on November 13, 1986, in Rockford, Illinois. Baseball became a passion when I entered Santaluces High School in West Palm Beach, Florida. He played varsity all four years and then was drafted by the LA Dodgers as a fourth round pick. In 2010, I made my major league debut with the Baltimore Orioles. He was blessed to play twelve seasons with multiple MLB organizations and overseas in South Korea, Venezuela, and Mexico. At this point in my career Josh would like to pass on the knowledge and experiences that baseball has taught me onto the next generation.