Eastern Baseball Academy
STELLARTON – This coming weekend the MacGregor Kinsmen midget AAA baseball team is hosting the Eastern Baseball Academy.
From noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the William Sobey Soccer Complex in Stellarton, players from 14 to 19 years old will have the opportunity to work on a variety of skills including catching, hitting, pitching and fielding.
EBA has been working on developing young players for baseball academies for the past several years, including high school programs such as: Okotoks Baseball Academy, Prospects Baseball Academy, Vauxhall Baseball Academy and the Prairie Baseball.
“Here at Eastern Baseball Academy it is our passion and love for the game of baseball as to why we are creating a fun, professional and competitive atmosphere for players in Atlantic Canada to train and boost their confidence and self-esteem to achieve the next level of baseball,” said Andrew MacNevin of EBA.
“At Eastern Baseball Academy we dedicate and maintain 100 per cent of our time, energy and our great passion for player development to assist players in reaching higher goals in the sport of baseball along with maintaining a professional environment for players, coaches and parents to be involved in.”
EBA is now in its fourth year of operation and this is by far their most successful year with 10 players joining various high school and college programs in the fall. The highlight of this year’s group was having J.P. Stevenson make the Canadian national junior team.
“During the past three and a half years we have been trying to make it known that there are many opportunities available for baseball players in Atlantic Canada and I think we are starting to make others realize that as well,” said EBA owner Jason Monaghan.
Instructors this weekend from the EBA will be Jason Monaghan of Brevard County CC NJCA-Division 1, MacNevin of Niagara University NCAA – Division 1, Taylor Larkin of Niagara Community College and Jordan Duffy of Prairie Baseball Academy.
MacNevin is also the 2014 coach of the Holland College Hurricanes and is currently looking for players for the upcoming season.
There are still spaces available for the May 10 clinic in Stellarton. For more information or if you would like sign up for the program this weekend, which costs $25 to take part, please contact Scott Fisher at 396-6028.