December 16, 2008

Owens Community College Hosts Express Baseball Hitting and Pitching School, Jan. 16-18

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 three-day Express Baseball Hitting and Pitching School, Friday-Sunday, Jan. 16-18.

The baseball pitching school will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday (Jan. 16), while the hitting school will occur from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday (Jan. 17-18) 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 Tom DeMarco 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, 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 2008 season with a 31-6-1 overall record and captured its seventh Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (14-2 record) title in the program’s history. The conference championship is the fourth in the last five years. Owens Express men’s baseball, which was ranked No. 9 in the final NJCAA Division II poll, lost to Lakeland Community College in the NJCAA 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 shoes.

The camp fee for the three-day school is $85 per player, which includes a camp T-shirt. Owens’ camp fee is $35 per player for individuals interested in attending the pitching school only, while the camp fee for only the hitting school is $65 per player. 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