December 14, 2007

Owens Community College Hosts Express Baseball Hitting School, Jan. 19-20

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH – Owens Community College will offer area baseball players the opportunity to learn about the fundamentals of the sport as men’s baseball hosts a two-day Express Baseball Hitting School, Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 19-20.

The baseball hitting school runs daily from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the College’s Student Health and Activities Center on the Toledo-area Campus. Owens is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township.

Camp instructors will include Owens Express Head Coach Bob Schultz and Assistant Coaches Jason Halka and Gabe Medina. Youth ages 8-18 will be divided by age groups and receive individual instruction on baseball skills, which will include an evaluation of each player’s hitting, throwing and defensive techniques. In addition, attendees will learn about custom exercises for baseball and gain tips on improving their hitting.

The Owens men’s baseball program finished the 2007 season with a 35-9 overall record and captured its sixth Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (16-4 record) title in the program’s history. Owens advanced to the finals of the NJCAA Region XII Championships before losing to Kellogg Community College. Additionally, the 16 victories in conference is a school record for most wins in a season, surpassing the previous mark of 15 in 2001.

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 shoes.

The camp fee is $80 per player, which includes a camp T-shirt. For more information, or to register, call (567) 661-7936 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7936.

Owens Community College is one of the fastest-growing higher educational institutions in Ohio. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 45,000 credit and non-credit students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College 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