Baseball News & Highlights
June 05, 2013
Baseball To Run Camp and Clinic
The youth camp, for boys 6-14 will be held at Eastern from July 15-18. Morris will be the primary instructor. After being lightly recruited out of high school, Coach Morris enjoyed tremendous success as a collegiate player and a nine year professional career. He was the Big 12 Player of the Year and an All-American catcher at the University of Nebraska before being drafted by the Oakland A's in the now-famous Money Ball draft.
Morris played seven years in the Athletics organization. He rose as high as Triple A before illness stopped his ascent. He battled back from cancer and played two years of Independent League baseball in Lancaster, Pa. He was named the Barnstormers Community Man of the Year in 2010.
Morris is beginning his second year at the helm of the Eagles. He has immense baseball knowledge and perspective. He aims to teach the game in a way that is innovative and fun.
The Prospect Weekend (July 26 &27) is for those players already in high school looking to develop skills and be identified for opportunities to play at the college level. During Friday's clinic, Morris will teach drills and exercises that he used to improve his skill level as a prospect. Athletes will then be able to showcase their skills in Saturday's showcase.
While prospects might choose either the clinic ($75) or the showcase ($75). Morris hopes to encourage players to do both ($140) for the full experience. The two-day price includes a night's lodging and meals.
Updated: Monday, 29 November 1999