Bearcat baseball teams hold camp for young players

Published 6:38 pm Friday, May 29, 2015

This week’s annual future Bearcats baseball camp at the Bearcat Diamond drew a couple of types of youngsters who had a single goal.

Some had attended the camp before and others were attending for the first time, but each wanted to learn hitting, fielding, throwing and base running skills with a goal of becoming a Bainbridge Middle School and High School Bearcats player some day.

Bainbridge High School Bearcats head coach Brian McCorkle, the number one camp instructor, along with coach Blake Cecil and coach Christopher Bryant, gave the youngsters individual and group instruction on pitching, hitting, fielding and base running.

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McCorkle said the youngsters particularly enjoyed it when older players worked with them because their goal is to become a Bearcat like them some day.

“We also did some camp work with pitchers and catchers on things like holding runners on, toeing the rubber and going from the windup to the stretch and throwing out base runners and base stealing.

McCorkle said the kids were really energetic and anxious to learn. They can take the skills they learned back to their city league teams and apply them.
At the end of camp, each youngster received at T-shirt as a memory of their Future Bearcat camp experience.