We had our second indoor baseball clinic this evening. Last weeks clinic was cancelled due to bad weather. There were 16 players out tonight, 9 majors and 7 minors – good turnout as far as I am concerned for this time of year. We now take a two week break because of March Break.
We did the regular throwing drills, some fielding, hitting, etc. We played a three inning game with the Majors playing against the Minors with some special playing rules seeing as we were inside.
Going into the bottom of the third, the Majors held a 6-2 lead but we blew the lead and surrendered 5 runs in the bottom of the inning to let the Minors (who were outnumbered by the way, remember, 9 Majors and 7 Minors) come back for the win. It was a fun way to end.
Well, that didn’t actually end it. We did a “Golden Glove” competition. The players are at one end of the gym and a coach hits and another coach catches. We hit a ball and the player has to field it cleanly and then make a “good” throw back. We go through one player at a time until we are left with one winner.
The kids like the competition and it reinforces the skills that we work on each night.
I am optimistic that we will have a good club for the 2010 season. I am looking forward to getting outside – it’ll be another month or so anyway but it should be good.