MP BEN LOBB ANNOUNCES RETURN OF STAR-STUDDED LOCAL MINOR BASEBALL CAMPS
2/9/2018 9:22:46 AM


MP Ben Lobb is pleased to announce the 6th Annual Clinton Minor Baseball Camp and the 3rd Annual Kincardine Minor Baseball Camp.

Headlining the baseball camps for the first time is Willie Wilson. Willie played 19 years in Major League Baseball for the Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics, and the Chicago Cubs. He was an outfielder known for his speed and ability as an effective leadoff hitter. Wilson's career total of 668 stolen bases currently ranks him in 12th place all time among major leaguers. He was a 2 time all-star in 1982 and 1983. He was a World Series Champion in 1985, Gold Glove award recipient in 1980, 2 time Silver Slugger award winner in 1980, and 1982, American League (AL) batting champion in 1982, AL stolen base leader 1979, and in the Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame.

Returning for a 4th straight year is NCAA Head Baseball Coach Mark Brew. Brew is in his 12th season as head coach of the Lee University Flames. He directed his first seven Lee teams to the NAIA College World Series before leading the transition to NCAA Division II and the Gulf South Conference last season. He has been named conference Coach of the Year twice (2008 and 2010) and has been named Region Coach of the Year six times (2008-2013). In 2008 he was named National Coach of the Year.

The Clinton Minor Baseball Camp was founded in 2012 by Member of Parliament Ben Lobb. In 2011, Lobb noticed that the sport was making a comeback in Huron-Bruce and wanted to help foster that growth. Every year he has been able to secure sponsors to make the camp affordable so all kids have the chance to participate. Lobb is not a stranger to the game of baseball. He grew up playing baseball in Clinton and attended Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee.

This year's camp will run July 9th & 10th at the Clinton Community Ball Park, and July 11th & 12th at Kincardine Connaught Park, Kincardine. It is open to boys and girls, ages 8-18. Individuals can register online for the camps at www.clintonminorbaseballcamp.ca and www.kincardineminorbaseballcamp.ca , the cost is $60 and space is limited so register early!

   

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