TSU softball camp ends

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 18, 2003

The Troy State softball team held its individual general skills summer camp this week with a slightly lesser crowd.

The camp normally draws between 50 and 60 campers, but the numbers were down this year.

"We only had 15 girls this year," camp director and Troy State softball coach Melanie Davis said. "We didn't get the camp up on the Internet and we didn't advertise it right.

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"But we still had a good group of girls out here. I've never had a group of girls who didn't want to go to lunch and didn't want to end the day like these girls."

One of the camp favorites this year was the same one it is every year. The campers always have a lot of fun with the egg toss.

The egg toss is designed to teach campers to have soft hands when catching. Obviously, the eggs have a tendency to break if the campers do not catch them correctly.

"We tell them they have to catch the eggs, and the eggs tend to end up everywhere," Davis said. "The kids usually like it."

Kayli Evans was one of the campers who said she enjoyed the egg toss.

"It was fun," she said. "The eggs did break on me a few times."

Davis said she was very impressed with several of the girls who came to the camp. The younger girls especially impressed her.

"There are some 10-year-olds who really impressed me," Davis said. "They will definitely play college softball somewhere."

Troy State will play host to a pair of advanced skills camps at the end of next week. The advanced hitters clinic will be June 27, and the advanced camp for pitchers and catchers will be June 28. Pre-registration ends Friday, after which price of the camp will increase from $50 to $65.