One of my favorite movies about sports is 'The Rookie'. It depicts the life of Jim Morris who went from high school baseball coach to Major League pitcher. Morris caught the eye of scouts during a baseball evaluation event.

There is an evaluation showcase coming soon at Angelina College. It's not quite the same setup as what took place in the movie, but it is a great way to find out where your skill set stacks up in your quest to take your game to the next level.

The Angelina College Roadrunner baseball program has established itself as a pipeline for players seeking to advance to the next level, including those at the university levels and the major leagues. With numerous former Roadrunners having earned their way to the next level – including Major League Baseball’s ranks – AC Baseball has long been a proven source of locating and developing young talent who launched their careers from the diamonds at Angelina College.

In an effort to locate even more future Roadrunners, the AC baseball team will hold an evaluation showcase for prospective players ages 16 and older. This session will take place at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 14. It will be held at Poland Field on the Angelina College campus.

The fee for the camp is $40.00, and there is no requirement for pre-registration. Athletes may simply walk up and pay (via cash or check) at the gate starting at 8:15 on the morning of the camp.

The camps will focus on skill evaluation only; there will be no game. Staff will grade on running, arm strength, fielding, hitting and power. Pitchers will throw brief bullpens in order to grade pitches and velocity.

For further information, contact the AC baseball staff at (936) 633-5367, or e-mail head coach Jeff Livin at

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