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|Baseball camp slated in July|
Water usually spells the end of baseball as in delays, postponements or cancellations.
But, at the Second Annual Patriot Baseball Summer Camp coming up in mid-July, water comes as part of the game.
Franklin Parish High School Baseball Coach Lynn Middleton said the camp is open to players from kindergarden to eighth grade who, "will learn a lot about the game of baseball, but they will also have a chance to just have fun.
"Probably the most popular thing we did last year," Middleton said, "is Slip'n'slide baseball. The boys get to play baseball by normal rules, but the only way to advance to the next base is by sliding on a slip'n'slide."
Middleton will be assisted by coaches Rick Berry and Curt Curtis and several current Patriot players at the camp which is set to begin at 8:45 a.m. daily.
Middleton said all campers will be organized by age and will rotate through stations for a variety of baseball techniques.
Topics scheduled to be covered include: pitching, hitting mechanics, base running bunting, sliding, throwing and fielding. Players should bring gloves, helmets and cleats—and a swimming suit if he plans to participate past the usual noon closing of camp.
"Fun activities are planned for every day after camp is over," Middleton said.
"On Wednesday, campers will go to the swimming pool and the other three days are reserved for slip'n'slide baseball."
Camp costs are $100 per camper with proceeds going to help pay for park renovations and upgrades.
Registration forms are available at Winnsboro Sports or on the website www.fphsbaseball.com.