Last updated: June 10. 2014 4:23PM - 161 Views
By - jfuller@civitasmedia.com



As Coach Denny Key promised, camp attendees at Monday's pitching and catching session had a hitting component Monday afternoon. Here, Avery Hobson, 11, of East Bend, eyes a pitch from Key.
As Coach Denny Key promised, camp attendees at Monday's pitching and catching session had a hitting component Monday afternoon. Here, Avery Hobson, 11, of East Bend, eyes a pitch from Key.
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EAST BEND — With the sun baking the field at Forbush High School, 36 campers — from rising fourth-graders to rising 10th-graders — turned out for the Forbush Baseball Camp.


Monday’s camp was designed for pitchers and catchers. They would work on their craft in the morning and then work on hitting in the afternoon.


“It’s actually going well,” Forbush Coach Denny Key said. “I could have built in a couple more hours. We did all the pitching and catching stuff with them I could.”


Key said the group moved through the camp quickly because they were attentive and willing to learn.


“We have a bunch of kids who are listening,” Key said. “Kids who are coachable. I’d rather have kids who are not great and coachable than kids who are great and not coachable.


“If they’re coachable, we’re going to be all right here in a few years.


“We got some good-looking athletes.”


Wednesday, Forbush hosted a camp for infielders and outfielders.


Jim Fuller may be reached at 336-835-1513 or Twitter @elkinareasports.

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