PORTSMOUTH - On Saturday, December 21, Shawnee State Baseball and Head Coach Ted Tom conducted their Second Annual Elite Pitching Camp with lead instruction by Scioto County Native and former Major League Pitcher, Josh Newman. Newman, in his first year as pitching coach at Marshall University, has been the lead instructor for both camps being assisted by SSU Pitching Coach, Chris Moore.
Newman, a Wheelersburg High School and The Ohio State University graduate, made his major league debut in 2007 with the National League Champion Colorado Rockies and also spent time with the Kansas City Royals.
"Saturday was a great opportunity for local players to learn the intricacies of pitching from a former player who played the game at its highest level. It is not every day that you can have that type of instruction. I want to thank Josh for his attendance. I was able to learn several things from him," notes Coach Tom.
To finish the winter portion of their camp series, the Baseball Bears will be having their Winter Youth Camp on Thursday, December 26 and Friday, December 27 from 9 a.m. - noon each day. Cost is $60. Contact Chris Moore at [email protected] or by phone, 740-821-4351 for more details. You can also check outwww.shawneestatebaseballcamps.com to register.