FSU Baseball's Summer Camps

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"Two, contact. Palm up. Palm down."
Instructions fill the as youngsters pack Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium to work on their baseball skills.
235 kids from fourth grade to high school seniors came out to sharpen their games.
13-year old shortstop-catcher Connor Reed says, "We just learn how to fundamentally field ground balls, good swing, arm strength. A lot of the basics."
14-year old pitcher-outfielder Jonathan Smith adds, "I learned how to throw it better in the strike zone and how to catch it better in the outfield."
13 -year old shortstop -second baseman Evan O'Brien says, "I learned a lot out of it. Fundamentally learned how to field a ball. Hitting. Many great teachers, and they just taught you a lot of stuff."
FSU head coach Mike Martin was the main attraction as he told kids to treat the greatest sport with respect, but to continue having fun with it.
Chip Baker, head of FSU basbeall operations, says, "Our camps are a working camp. These kids come here and work baseball. They get after it and we have a good history of former players that have come to our camp, and made the major leagues. Again, these kids have smiles on their faces, and to have them come and watch them improve is really what it's all about."
FSU head baseball coach Mike Martin adds, "Let's face it, we have gotten a lot of great Seminoles from this camp. Guys like Doug Mientkiewicz and Jack Rye just to name a couple of familiar people."
So, this next generation of players hopes to one day play in front of the crowds at Dick Howser.

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