Baseball camp opens at TSU

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 18, 2003

The 2003 Troy State overnight baseball camp began despite the rain Wednesday afternoon.

More than 50 high school students joined the Trojan facility Wednesday to work on fundamentals of fielding, throwing and catching among other skills.

The first order of business was a competition of "quick hands quick feet" designed to work on speed and accuracy of throws.

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"It's just a little exercise designed to teach the players to catch correctly and throw the ball quickly," camp director and Troy State head baseball coach Bobby Pierce said.

The catchers will be divided from the regular fielders for the fielding lessons this week. The campers will also get a chance to work on batting skills and learn techniques associated with hitting. The players also will participate in a scrimmage Friday.

Most of the players are already registered for the showcase scheduled for Saturday at 9 a.m. The showcase results will be sent to colleges everywhere and is open to non-campers as well.

"People from around here can join in if they want to," Pierce said. "We set it up this way to encourage more participation. If you come to the camp, you can stay one extra day for the showcase.