Lady Cats Softball Coach David Carrillo and his staff were greeted Tuesday afternoon in the Multipurpose Building by eighteen eager girls who will be entering the first through the fifth grades for day one of a three-day softball camp. Coach Carrillo said the girls were enthusiastic and showed up ready to learn.
He said the Multipurpose Building was a great place for camp. Coach Carrillo said he could tell some of the girls had played some softball before. As with all camps, the focus is on fundamentals. The girls fielded balls, made some throws and ran bases Tuesday. Coach Carrillo said there would be more hitting Wednesday afternoon. A second session Tuesday was designed for girls entering the sixth through the ninth grades. Coach Carrillo is being helped at this camp by softball assistant coaches Kevin Tanton and Chris Valdovinos.
Coach Carrillo said this camp was his eighteenth as a softball coach. His memory of his first camp in Sulphur Springs in 2006 is a painful one. He took a foul ball to the face during a batting drill. In typical Coach Carrillo fashion, he managed to keep a smile on his face.