Wildcats Baseball Coach Jerrod Hammack says it seems he almost always has the first school district sports camp for the summer. Coach Hammack’s three-day Baseball Hitting Camp began Tuesday. With his old field almost all gone and a new field still under construction, Coach Hammack says he’s thankful to have the Multipurpose Building as the site for his camp. He notes it’s cooler than outside and he says kids enjoy being in the facility.
Coach Hammack says he can drop down four different batting cages for kids to hit in. Former players Justin Owens, Mason Buck and Easton Silman along with Wildcats coaches Shane, McQueen, Cameron Warren and Bruce Silman were deployed at various hitting stations. 17 campers entering first through third grades this fall showed up during a 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. session. Over 20 youngsters who will be entering fourth through the ninth grades signed up for a 10:30 a.m. until noon session.
Coach Hammack says the goal of the camp is to give kids as many cuts at a ball as possible while getting instruction along the way. He says he hopes they will take what they learn and continue to work on things at home. For several years now, Coach Hammack has made his camp a hitting camp. He says most people like to hit. He says he enjoys working with the youngsters who bring with them a love for the game.
Kids who missed day one of the camp Tuesday can still come starting Wednesday at a prorated rate. Normal price is $50 per child.