About Us

The UtiliTee® by Bownet Sports was created in 2012 by Boe Baitinger and Johnny Meier, a pair of dedicated, experienced and decorated baseball players. Beginning in 2007, the two members utilized a lifetime of professional playing and coaching experience to create a revolutionary batting tee. UtiliTee® incorporates every fundamental technique necessary to improve any players’ hitting skills. Both accomplished baseball players have AAU and Collegiate coaching experience. Among their playing accreditations, they each share All-Conference and All-Region Honors for multiple years in college. Both Boe and Johnny were named Team Captain and Team MVP in various years for Carthage College’s Baseball Team. Johnny Meier even accomplished the prestigious Wisconsin High School Player of the Year award in 2001. Boe Baitinger went on to play professional baseball with the Independent League team, Rockford Riverhawks. After their collegiate and professional years, Boe went on to work with NCSA as a National Collegiate Scout, while Johnny Meier teaches middle school.

Both Johnny and Boe have achieved double majors in Business Administration and Marketing while being student athletes at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Today they remain dedicated to producing and improving the UtiliTee®; a unique training experience that teaches multiple fundamental hitting skills that provides correct feedback with every swing.