The Northeast Mississippi Community College baseball program is offering multiple great upcoming opportunities for players to fine-tune their skills during the offseason.
The Tigers are hosting three different events at Harold T. White Field this fall for middle and high school aged student-athletes starting with an instructional league that begins on Monday, September 11.
The purpose of the instructional league is to evaluate players in a competitive atmosphere. Each athlete will be placed on one of four squads with a maximum of 15 men on a single team.
The first two dates are set aside for testing, which includes a pro style workout and fundamental session for each position. The remaining meetings will be used solely to play games that include live pitching.
Northeast’s inaugural fall instructional league meets as much as twice per week through October 5 at 5:30 p.m. each night. It is limited to the first 60 applicants in grades 8-12 at a cost of $135.
The Tigers continue their busy autumn with their annual fall showcase for boys in grades 9-12 on Saturday, October 7. Pre-registration is $70 with walk-ups accepted for $80 beginning at 11 a.m. on the morning of the camp.
The showcase will feature a pro style workout just like the instructional league. Northeast’s coaching staff will then hit groundballs and fly balls to all positions across the diamond.
Each pitcher has the chance to throw to the mitt from the bullpens that are located in the left and right field foul territories. A round of batting practice on the playing surface will conclude the afternoon.
Hitting Under the Lights has been a staple for several years in the City of Hospitality. It is a specialized camp that focuses solely on the offensive aspect of America’s pastime.
The multi-night gathering starts at 6 p.m. every evening and lasts approximately two hours. In the case of inclement weather, it will meet at the Tigers’ indoor practice facility at the armory complex.
Hitting Under the Lights has only 25 slots available for kids enrolled in grades 7-12. It meets each Monday night in October starting on the 9th with the price to attend set at $85.
Please make any checks for all events payable to Northeast Baseball and send by mail to head coach Richy Harrelson, 101 Cunningham Blvd., Booneville, Miss., 38829.
Each participant is expected to bring their own gear, which includes but is not limited to proper athletic apparel, cleats, a glove, a bat and helmet. Baseballs will be provided at the stadium.
Campers will learn from a coaching staff that combined for seven years of playing experience in the Southeastern Conference (SEC). Harrelson has instructed 17 different Major League Baseball (MLB) draft picks as well.
For more information about the 2017 Northeast Baseball Camps, contact Harrelson at 662-720-7344 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or assistant coach Jon Andy Scott at 662-720-7180 or by email at email@example.com.
CUTLINE – Northeast Mississippi Community College head coach Richy Harrelson (No. 15) instructs his infield on the mound during a February 2017 game against East Central Community College. Harrelson’s Tigers are hosting three different fall camps this year at Harold T. White Field. (PHOTO: Michael H. Miller/Northeast Public Information)