Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Baseball camp successful, attracts young players

IMG_7300Those participating in the Vienna High School baseball camp include, from left, front row, Tommy Holhubner, Matt O’Neal, Ayden Rademaker, Jacob Waters, Isaac Smith, Ethan Artis, Dawson Hill, Landon Cain and Jackson Ethridge. Second row, Brayden Davis, Zac Faulkner, Ethan Monroe, Adrian Stout, Jackson Cochran, Bryce Davis and Nate Kerley. Back row, Kaleb Faulkner, Gabe Canada, Nolan Dahncke, Kaleb Cox, Trenton Hyde, Brennan Jacobsen and Alex Miller. Not pictured, Ryan Wright, Corbin McNeely.

Last week, the Vienna High School baseball team hosted an all skills camp at the Vienna ballpark. The camp ran Monday thru Thursday. Twenty five local baseball players from grades 2 thru 8 were in attendance. I really enjoyed taking my little guy who has really been getting into baseball lately. I play fantasy baseball at and if he plays well I let him choose some of the players in my team. /span>


The campers improved their hitting, fielding, throwing and base-running skills throughout the week. They are currently fundraising to purchase some swing path trainer to help the kids with these skills.

The late summer weather cooperated, for a change, and everyone improved throughout the week.

The camp was hosted by Vienna High School varsity baseball coach David Hill. Other adult instructors included VHS assistant coach Bob Murley, Vienna Grade School assistant coach Ned Trovillion and S.I.U. baseball player and VHS graduate Derek Trovillion.

“We had some of the best coaches and best players in the area,” said coach Hill. “That always helps make for a great camp.”


Current VHS players that also assisted with the camp were Jamee Cole, Stephen Sadler, Lane Wright, Jarrod Wiggs, Ryan Bradley, Collin Brown, Christian Pearl, and Christian Dahncke.

Coach Hill looks to make the camp an annual event. “We had 25 kids show up, and I know of at least another dozen or so that contacted me that they would be out of the area during that week wishing they could attend,” commented coach Hill. “We’re gonna build on this camp and try to make it bigger and better next summer.”

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