Sports Notes

December 27, 2013 

Free Baseball Clinic

The 2014 Narron Family Free Baseball Clinic for seventh-graders will get underway at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at Smithfield-Selma High School, 700 Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield.

Seventh grade marks the first year players can try out for their school teams and is the dividing point between youth leagues and higher skill levels of amateur play.

This free clinic, with hitting, pitching, catching, base running and infield and outfield play drills, will show players the skills they need to hone to improve their chances of advancing in the game.

The camp staff, led by Milwaukee Brewers hitting coach Johnny Narron and Brewers bench coach Jerry Narron, is scheduled to include Tampa Bay pitcher Chris Archer, Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Jerry Sands, Brewers pitcher Rob Wooten, East Carolina Univeristy outfielder Dylan Brown, Nationals pitching coach Sam Narron and Richard “Rooster” Narron.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. in the SSS gym, and players should bring their baseball equipment and indoor and outdoor shoes. For more information, call Johnny Narron at 919-202-6365.

Whitfield Baseball Clinic

The 2014 George Whitfield Baseball Clinic is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 11 at Goldsboro High School, 901 E. Beech St., Goldsboro.

The clinic is open to players from youth leagues through high school and to coaches at any level. The cost is $60 per player for those who register in advance; same-day registration is $70. For teams that register six or more players, the cost is $50 per player.

The clinic will feature speakers on all aspects of the game, plus what college coaches and scouts are looking for in players. For more information, call George Whitfield at 919-778-6013.

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