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Owls to host baseball clinics

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — The University of Maine at Presque Isle Owls will host weekly baseball clinics in their preseason from 8 to 10 a.m. on Sundays, Feb. 2 through March 8.

The clinics are designed for grades 3-12 and will be held at Gentile Hall, led by Owls head coach Roger Stinson, assistant coach Frank Nunez, and volunteer coaches Gavin Kane and Matt Curry.  

Sessions will work on pitching, hitting, fielding and throwing mechanics. The coaches and the team will be on hand to work with players individually during the clinics. 

Catchers: For catchers, players will be introduced to a variety of drills used by the Owls baseball program that focus on receiving, blocking, footwork, exchange, and throws. Players must bring their own catcher’s gear. 

Pitchers: The pitching session stresses proper throwing mechanics that reduce overuse injuries while adding velocity and accuracy. Players will participate in a variety of drills and will have the chance to be filmed and have their mechanics broken down by Coach Nunez and the Owls pitching staff. 

Hitting: Players will participate in several hitting drills used by UMPI baseball to promote good mechanics and proper swing techniques.. Players will get a chance to hit off the video pitching machine, during the clinics. Players are strongly encouraged to bring their own equipment, as the campus has very limited on hand. 

Fielders: This session will stress basic fielding techniques for both infielders and outfielders, and players will participate in basic fielding drills for both positions that are staples of the Owls baseball program. 

The cost is $30 per session with family and clinic packages available. For more information contact Stinson at roger.stinson@maine.edu or 290-1647.

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