Now that we have hit June, action around the Kentucky campus is pretty slow. But there was a buzz around the Nutter Fieldhouse this gloomy Monday morning, and it had nothing to do with football. Rachel Lawson and members of the Kentucky softball team were working out young aspiring players, building potential future Wildcats.
Lawson and her crew took in what I estimate is close to one hundred girls for the camp – from 6th graders to high school seniors. Today it was a little bit of everything: they drilled the group on infield and outfield drills, split up pitchers and catchers to work together, and brought them all together for hitting and scrimmages.
If the weather clears up they will be back on the diamond at the soon-to-be-renovated softball complex on Tuesday for what should be some more specific position work. The camp runs through Wednesday and plenty more knowledge will be shared with this future generation of softballers.
Not that we didn’t know it, but it’s great to see Kentucky athletics in action; giving back to the Commonwealth. We have Coach Calipari traveling the state doing his satellite camps, and Lawson holding a three-day event where kids from as far away as Maryland, Arkansas and Florida are coming to hone their skills with some of the best. It feels good to be a Wildcat, doesn’t it?
And before you comment – I have a sister at this camp. I wasn’t just hanging around checking out the girls.
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