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VU Blazer Baseball announces Summer Baseball Showcase dates; Workouts put prep players before VU coaches

The Vincennes University Blazer Baseball Team will hold its 2015 Summer Showcase on Tuesday, July 28 (rain date: July 29) for top high school players who are serious about a possible future in college baseball. Participants will be able to showcase their talents in front of the VU Baseball coaching staff.
The showcase will be at VU’s Jerry Blemker Baseball Field (1562 Old Terre Haute Road in Vincennes).
The Showcase will be all-day event as the coaching staff will use the following schedule:
  • 10:15-10:45       Registration,
  • 10:45- 11:00      Introduction of staff,
  • 11:00 a.m.         Showcase begins

(All times Eastern Standard Time)

The showcase will be similar to pro-style workouts and will include the following:

  • 60-yard sprint,
  • Infield/outfield,
  • On-field hitting (weather permitting),
  • Pitching (includes live-game situations),
  • Practice game
  • A tour of the VU campus.

*The showcase is limited to the first 64 players. Players MUST BE IN HIGH SCHOOL to attend.

The showcase fee is $60 for Pre-Registration (registration form attached) or $70 the day of the workouts. Checks should be made payable to: Vincennes University Baseball (fee includes camp T-shirt).
Participants should bring cleats, a glove, a hat and baseball pants. Catchers should bring their own equipment.
If registered participants are unable to attend or weather forces VU Baseball staff to cancel both days, participants will be credited toward one of VU Blazer Baseball’s two showcases in the fall.
For more information contact: Cole Vicars, VU assistant baseball coach, at 812-888-4957 (office) or 812-870-7481 (cell). You may also contact VU Head Coach Chris Barney at 812-888-4429. The coaches’ e-mail addresses are
cvicars@vinu.edu and cbarney@vinu.edu.

 

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