Forecast changes schedule for softball, baseball camps

Published 7:55 am Friday, January 18, 2019

A couple of signs of spring are being affected by this weekend’s forecast of rain and thunderstorms.

The Vicksburg Girls Softball Association has canceled its Fun-Day Softball Camp scheduled for Saturday at Halls Ferry Park. It was the first of two sessions set for this winter, and the second one on Feb. 2 will go on as scheduled.

The camp is for players in the 6U to 16U age divisions. The cost is $10 per player and includes lunch and instruction in hitting, fielding, throwing and base running.

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Check-in and registration for the camp will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 2 at Halls Ferry Park. The camp will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 2 p.m. To pre-register for the camp, email or call Mike Foley at 870-208-6260.

Hinds Community College, meanwhile, has moved its Winter Baseball Showcase from its campus in Raymond to the Madison County Sports Zone in Madison. The address for Madison County Sports Zone is 213 Industrial Drive North in Madison.

The showcase is open to players in grades 9-12. The cost has been reduced from $100 to $75, and all money is payable the day of the showcase.

Registration will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Saturday. The showcase will begin at 12:30 p.m.

About Ernest Bowker

Ernest Bowker is The Vicksburg Post's sports editor. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post's sports staff since 1998, making him one of the longest-tenured reporters in the paper's 140-year history. The New Jersey native is a graduate of LSU. In his career, he has won more than 50 awards from the Mississippi Press Association and Associated Press for his coverage of local sports in Vicksburg.

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