Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Braves farmhand Reynoso plans baseball camp

Winter Break session in Hailey Dec. 28

Atlanta Braves minor league pitcher Ryne Reynoso of Bellevue is planning to stage a free Winter Break Baseball Camp for local kids on Monday, Dec. 28 at The Community Campus gym in Hailey.

Reynoso will be joined in conducting the camp by two other products of the Wood River High School baseball program. They are Wood River head baseball coach Matt Nelson and Redlands East Valley (Ca.) head baseball coach James Cordes, both of Hailey.

Focus of the camp is on offense, defense and pitching.

Young players ages 10-14 are welcome to attend the Dec. 28 camp from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Bring gym shoes, glove and hat. Older players 14-18 are slated for a 1-3 p.m. time slot. Reserve a spot by emailing Nelson at

Last summer, righty Reynoso was ace of the pitching staff for the Mississippi Braves of the Class AA Southern League in Pearl, Miss. At one point he was named Southern League "Player of the Week."

In Mississippi Reynoso, 24, finished as the team leader in innings pitched (148), games started (24) and ERA (3.47) among pitchers with more than 90 innings pitched. It was his first full minor league season as a starter. His stats included a 7-9 record, 89 K and 59 BB.

In September, Boston College grad Reynoso was called up to the Triple A Gwinnett Braves of the International League—one step below Atlanta's major league ball club.

Reynoso was quite a slugger for Wood River, batting .424 with 11 HR and 77 RBI in 47 games for the local American Legion ball club during the program's best-ever summer season, 40-20 in 2002.

Before enrolling at Boston College, he was also quite a pitcher, going 16-7 for the WR Legion in 2001-02 and a school-record 23-5 for the Wood River High School team from 2001-03 including 11-2 during its 2003 state championship year.

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