Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 22, 2003

Boys from the southeastern portion of Alabama descended on Troy this week for a time of baseball instruction and fun.

Youngsters traveled to the MVP Training Facility to take part in the Troy Baseball camp. Players worked on hitting, fielding, pitching and fundamentals during the week.

"We do box drills, underhand throwing to the second baseman, and a lot of others," said Harrison Reeves. "It's a lot of fun."

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Reeves is a pitcher, third baseman and center fielder for the Dixie Minor White Sox. He enjoys working on all the aspects of his game, but he enjoys being a pitcher the most.

Reeves was impressed with the camp.

"Mr. Ron (Pierce) is a very good teacher," Reeves said.

Pierce is the camp owner, founder and facility owner. However, he is also a member of the Troy City Schools School Board, and this week has been rather busy with all the superintendent interviews.

Pierce gives the campus tours to the candidates in the morning, then has to be back for the interviews at 2 p.m. That leaves little time for him to do much coaching.

That's all right, though, because he has a little help. Anthony Germain, Shane Moran, Charles Henderson coach Steve Garrett and Brett Pierce all work with the children.

"We have coach Steve and coach Shane to help us," Reeves said. "They do a good job."

Dixie Minor Diamondbacks pitcher Sam Carroll also enjoyed the week.

"We worked on fielding mostly," he said.