The Winder-Barrow High School baseball program, fresh off a return trip to the state playoffs, have had a busy month of June as work has already started for next spring.
The Bulldoggs embarked on their annual trek to camp at Mississippi State, which once again drew high praise from WBHS coach Brian Smith.
“The Mississippi State camp was great,” the coach said. “We played six games, which was extra than we normally get. We got to play Team Mississippi so that was a good experience for all of our returning players. Taking part in a camp of that caliber also gave our younger players confidence.”
The instructors and setup of the Mississippi State camp helps make it one of the best of its kind.
“The coaching staff at the camp is unbelievable,” Smith said. “They are always learning new things. You can choose position to work at each day. Great experience learning from them.”
Last week the Diamond Doggs continued playing summer scrimmages.
“We treat our whole summer as one long camp,” Smith said. “In July, we will go to the weight room and begin working to improve our strength.”
To get all players maximum time on the field, the team has been divided into two squads during the summer. Smith said the games can be stopped to allow coaches a chance to go on the field and offer additional instruction.