Campers get healthy helping of fundamentals

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 3, 2006

While most were recovering from that second and third helping of pecan pie or some other sweet over the holiday week, 18 Greenville area boys spent three days last week honing their skills during a three-day baseball camp that was sponsored by the Greenville YMCA.

Coaches from Greenville and Fort Dale Academy worked with children ranging in age from 5 to 17 to stress the basic fundamentals of baseball.

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&#8220We are working on stressing the fundamentals of the game,” Greenville coach Bobby Hughes said. &#8220They can't play if they don't know the basic fundamentals.”

On Tuesday the campers spent the day worked on outfield and infield defensive drills and throwing. Then on Wednesday the campers worked on hitting and base running, while Thursday was spent on pitching, mechanics and fielding from the mound.

&#8220We were able to work on some more advanced things with the older guys, while we kept it pretty basic for the younger guys,” Hughes said.