DETROIT (WWJ) – Nearly 100 baseball players took part in a two-day baseball camp on the campus of Wayne State University.

Regardless of the hot weather, some future baseball superstars gathered at the campus on Tuesday, ages ranging from elementary school all the way up to the college level.

WSU Head Baseball Coach Ryan Kelley said they are all here for the same reasons: To have fun and learn how to improve their games.

“We’ve learned a lot of different skills with all different facets of the game,” said Kelley. “But we’ll talk loud about teamwork, leadership, getting good grades, working hard and just having fun as a baseball player.”

Baseball is a summer sport so when the temperatures rise, they keep right on playing, but that doesn’t mean they don’t take the necessary precautions.

“We have water and fluid stations set up throughout the entire camp,” said Kelley.  “We have group leaders with each kid making sure they are getting proper fluids and staying hydrated.  We’ll keep a keen eye on everything and make sure we have an opportunity to take breaks and make sure we’re just staying the pace.”

Kelley said his players are no dumb jocks, with  a 3.1 average GPA. They’re studying engineering, science, medicine and business.


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