Poarch holds annual baseball clinic

Published 4:34 pm Thursday, December 29, 2011

Former Major League Baseball player Lance Johnson was in Poarch running the bases and hitting and fielding balls on Wednesday as En Fuego Baseball and the Poarch Wellness and Activities Department hosted its annual baseball clinic.

Johnson, a resident of south Alabama, along with several other well-known baseball players and coaches took part in the clinic as instructors and spread their knowledge to more than 50 children that participated in the event.

At the clinic, the children took part in drills and exercise geared towards improving their skills for baseball.

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Valuable insight is something that the Poarch Band of Creek Indians is happy to offer area children, Poarch Wellness and Activities Director Melvin Middleton said.

“I think it’s a great opportunity for kids to experience a chance to learn from players and coaches that know the game,” he said. “This is something we try to do to give the youth in Poarch and around the community to improve themselves at baseball. They learn all aspects of the game and pick up things at the clinic.”

For more on this story see Saturday’s edition of The Atmore Advance.