December 19, 2011

Owens Community College to Host Baseball High School Prospect Camp, Jan. 16

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Owens Community College will offer area baseball players in high school the opportunity to learn about the fundamentals of the sport as men’s baseball serves as host to the Express Winter Baseball High Prospect Camp on Monday, January 16.

Owens’ baseball program will offer two separate camp sessions as part of the daylong Express Winter Baseball High School Prospect Camp. The morning session will focus on infield and outfield positions and take place from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., while the afternoon session will concentrate on pitching and catching skills and occur from 1-4 p.m. Both sessions will take place in the Student Health and Activities Center on the Toledo-area Campus. Owens is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township.

Youth in grades 9-12 will be divided into groups and receive individual instruction on baseball skills, which will include an evaluation of each player’s hitting, pitching, throwing and defensive techniques. In addition, attendees will learn about custom exercises for baseball and gain tips on improving their hitting and pitching.

The Owens men’s baseball program finished the 2011 season with a 25-13 overall record and in second place in the OCCAC (9-5 record). Coached by Del Young, Owens lost to Vincennes University in the NJCAA Sub-Region XII Championships.

Parents and coaches are invited to attend the camp to listen and observe at no additional charge. Participants are encouraged to wear baseball pants or sweats, T-shirts and tennis/cross training shoes. Additionally, attendees should bring their own baseball glove, bat, helmet and catcher’s equipment.

The camp fee for each session is $65 per player or $100 per player for individuals interested in attending both sessions. For more information, or to register, call (567) 661-7936 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7936, or e-mail del_young@owens.edu. Individuals can also register online by accessing the College’s website at www.owens.edu/athletics/camps.html.

Owens Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit www.owens.edu.