By GARY STALLARD
Angelina College baseball coaches are offering a three-day summer camp for youths ages 6-12 beginning Monday, June 11 at Roadrunner Field on the Angelina College campus. Camp times will run from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. The cost for the three days is $100.
The camp is designed to teach young players the fundamentals, drills and skills of the game while emphasizing the “fun” in “fundamentals.” Skills upon which the camp will focus include fielding, throwing, hitting, base running, sliding and pitching.
Campers are instructed to bring their own gloves, cleats, pants, bats, helmets and “whatever you normally bring to a baseball game.”
Instructors for the camp include Roadrunner head coach Jeff Livin, who just completed his 22nd year as AC’s skipper. Livin has compiled more than 700 wins and has helped more than 40 players on their way to the major league draft – including four former players currently serving on major league rosters.
AC assistant coach Adam Massiatte, who just wrapped up his third year with the Roadrunners, spent nine years as a head coach in the high school ranks, where his teams won two state titles and earned him Coach of the Year honors.
To register, campers need to contact the Angelina College Community Services division by calling (936) 633-5206 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline to register for the camp is June 6. For further information, contact Coach Massiatte at email@example.com.
Sports Information Director Gary Stallard, who also serves as a Liberal Arts Instructor, begins his eleventh season with Angelina College. Following a career as a U.S. Marine, Stallard completed his bachelor’s degree at Stephen F. Austin University, where he majored in English and Journalism. For more than 16 years, he has worked as a sports writer/columnist/photographer for the Lufkin Daily News; he continues to contribute free-lance articles on occasion. Stallard has won several awards for writing, including the Golden Hoops Award for basketball writing in 2003, Regional Sports Writer of the Year in 2004, and the Texas Press Association’s first-place award for column writing in 2007 and in 2014. He has also done basketball, football and baseball radio and live streaming play-by- play and color commentary for an ESPN affiliate. Currently Stallard serves as play-by-play broadcaster for AC basketball, baseball and softball games.
Prior to arriving at Angelina College, Stallard taught English at Lufkin High School for four years. He currently teaches Developmental Writing classes at AC. He and his wife Susan live in Lufkin.
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