Youth Baseball Camp
Bluffton University Baseball announces winter camp
The Bluffton University Baseball program will host a Youth Skills camp on Jan. 19, 2014 for those in grades 3-8.
The Youth Skills Camp on Jan. 19, 2014, from 12:30-5 p.m. will feature instruction in both defensive and offensive skills. Campers will pick a defensive area to be instructed in. All campers will receive offensive instruction. All participants will receive a Bluffton baseball t-shirt. Campers should bring their own equipment (glove, catchers gear, batting helmet, bat, etc.)
Cost of the camp is $50.
About the Beavers:
The 2013 campaign saw the Beavers set a school record for wins and earn the first 20+ win season in school history. Kyle Niermann (Napoleon/Napoleon) became the all-time Bluffton hits leader with 248 for his career. Kyle was also named All-HCAC and 1st Team All-Mideast Region.
The 2014 squad returns a good deal of depth at key positions. The Beavers will build their pitching staff around seniors Ben Roeschley (Graymont, IL/Bishop Flanagan) and Nate Simonds (Ypsilanti, MI/Lincoln). Both Roeschley and Simonds were record-setters last year. Simonds set the single season mark for Innings pitched with 74.1 and Roeschley set the single-game strikeout mark with 13 against Franklin College. The Beavers will also return senior catcher Tim Webb (Delaware/Worthington Christian). Webb has been an Academic All-HCAC performer two consecutive years and earned both 2nd Team All-HCAC (2012) and Honorable Mention All-HCAC (2013) for his on-field performance. Tim holds the all-time record for runners caught stealing with 33 for his career.