Hornets Sharp and Ward Lead Youth this Summer
Hornet baseball players are truly "boys of summer." They don't stop playing or leading during the summer break from college. Nathan Sharp began running his own summer baseball camps several years ago. This summer he will have nearly 100 players learn more about the game through his Soaring Eagle's baseball camps. To help teach these 5-12 year olds more about the game, he asked fellow teammate Matt Ward to join him in coaching for the five weeks of camp.
Camp days begin with a devotion, offensive and defensive stations and conclude each day with a scrimmage incorporating the newly learned skills into on the field play. Sliding practice is one of the camp favorites and utilizes a slip-n-slide to help teach the skill (and to cool off!).
Sharp hit .281 in his rookie season at LC, playing mainly third base. He is a sport management major. Ward, a sophomore biology major and versatile defender, had a .312 batting average with 10 doubles.