EASTERN — The Floyd Central High School baseball program welcomed in young players from multiple Eastern Kentucky counties for an inaugural camp July 16-19. Players ages six to 14 attended the camp.
"The camp went great," said Floyd Central coach Shawn Hager. "We had a great turnout from three different counties. The kids got a lot of work on fundamentals in throughout the camp."
Greg Horne, who guides the Floyd Central Middle School baseball program, shared Hager's enthusiasm when talking about the camp.
"Our camp was a great success," said Horne. "We averaged around 33 kids each day. The players ranged in ages from six to 14 and represented three counties. Our baseball program on the middle school level and high school level is getting ready to take off. We are promoting hard and getting the word out about our program. A lot of people don’t even realize we have a middle school program. This camp gave us a chance to bring kids in and show off our facilities. It also gave us a chance to work a few days with the young kids that will soon be in our program."
Each Floyd Central baseball program made strides during its debut campaign. Horne is eager to work with Hager again in 2019.
"Coach Hager has been great to work with," added Horne. "Anything we need for the middle school program, he gets it. I hear a lot of middle school coaches complaining that they can’t get their high school coaches to help them or share field time but I don’t have that problem."