Pine baseball camp teaches the game to participants

Published 2:27 pm Monday, June 19, 2017

The Pine Baseball Camp finished up at Raider Field on June 8-9 and gave participants an opportunity to learn different parts about the game.
“This year’s camp kind of got a little messed up on us because of the rain,” Pine coach Blake Dillon said. “We had one day where we had it in the gym last week and then we had to postpone the other two days to this week. We’re outside doing some fundamentals with 5 through 12 year olds this year at camp on base running, fielding ground balls, hitting, fly balls, batting — all the basic fundamentals of baseball. We had a pretty good turnout.”
Dillon said about 50 people signed up. He said approximately 15 of his players helped with the camp.
One of his former players, Austin Temples, helped out, along with assistant coaches Blake McGehee and Jason McKenzie.
Dillon said he enjoys the camp.
“We get to see for one thing the baseball players that are going to be coming up and coming through our program in the future and we get to have an idea of what we’ll have in the future,” he said. “It’s a good fundraiser for us also for our program to be able to buy equipment — bats, balls — and travel and all of those expenses, the field improvements and all types of things like that.”

Thomas Elementary School’s Brady Dillon makes contact with a pitch during a baseball camp held at Pine two weeks ago.