Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Legion baseball sets first meeting, camps

Morning sessions in June

Wood River American Legion baseball coach Matt Nelson has called a mandatory player and parent meeting for Thursday, May 20 at 6 p.m. at Hailey's Founders Field to explain plans and changes for the 40-game Legion season.

Nelson is planning for three fundraisers including two weeks of day baseball camps in June to help pay for costs associated with Wood River's season, which begins Thursday, June 3 at Founders. There are 26 home games and 14 away, through the end of July.

Tryouts for the 15-18 year-old Legion team have been set for Tuesday and Wednesday, May 25 and 26 from 4-6 p.m. at Founders Field. For details call Nelson at 721-2784 or visit

WR Day Baseball Camps

Nelson said, "The Wood River Day Baseball Camps in June are an opportunity for the young kids in the program—Rec League, All-Stars and Babe Ruth players—to meet with and be coached by our high school players and their coaches."

"It should be a ton of fun and a great learning experience. You'll learn more about the fundamentals of hitting, pitching, catching, throwing and fielding. It will be a fundraiser to help the American Legion team with its player fees and travel."

The two camps are scheduled for Monday through Thursday, June 14-17 at Founders Field and June 21-24 at Hailey's Nelson Field, from 9-11 a.m. each day. Cost is $100 for early registration before June 11, and $120 if you pay on the day of the camp.

Parents are invited to attend and receive a skill instruction manual for $25. Skill building and drill work will take up the first hour, followed by the playing of games. The final day of the camp will include a question-and-answer period.

Email Nelson at

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