In The Middle episode ‘Swing and a Miss’, Sue (Eden Sher) is home for Spring Break and brings her friend Lexie who reveals that she has a crush on Axl (Charlie McDermott). Meanwhile, Sue’s father Mike (Neil Flynn) recruits high school coach Tink Babbitt to play on the quarry softball team which is on a losing streak.
Coach Tink Babbitt is portrayed by Brooke Dillman. She’s known for her roles on Con Man (Bucky), Wrecked (Karen), Where the Bears Are (Honey Garrett), Kickin’ It (Joan), Bad Teacher (Barbara), Good Morning, Miami (Sister Brenda Trogman), and for her various characters on Foxworthy’s Big Night Out and Blue Collar TV. The Middle airs Tuesdays at 8pm on ABC.