DHS baseball camp finally sees light of day

Published 12:00 am Monday, February 2, 2004

Today the Demopolis High School baseball program will host its eighth annual DHS Winter Baseball Camp. And with no rain in sight, this year could be the first time the campers will be able to see the light of day.

DHS head coach James Moody is as excited as he his laid back personality is allowed to be right about now and he is looking forward to today’s events.

“I’m real pleased that this year it looks like we will finally be able to get outside. We have a great group of coaches, major league scouts, college players and professional players that have volunteered their time this year to help us out. I can’t wait,” Moody said.

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But just because there is no rain in the forecast for the event, that doesn’t mean that good old mother nature will be so kind as to give the Tigers sunny warm weather as well.

“It’s probably going to be pretty chilly in the morning. It will warm up as the day goes along, but I want all campers come dressed warm and be prepared to be in the cold throughout the day,” Moody said.

All kids ages 6-18 are welcome to join the fun, for a cost of $30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the DHS Baseball Field. This is a chance for all the kids of West Alabama who have big league dreams to play with big league players. Coach Moody is pleased to have the following coaches/players staffing this camp:

* Barry Dean- Wallace/Selma Community College head coach and the entire Wallace Community College baseball team

* Jason Smith- Detroit Tigers Infielder and Former DHS player (’95 grad)

* Justin Barnes- Detroit Tigers Catcher and Former DHS player (’99 grad)

*Jack Hazelrig- Greensboro High School Head Coach

*Devarous Williams-Greensboro alumni and current major league player with the Boston Red Sox’s

* Joe Mason- Scout for the Boston Red Sox

*Cole Basinger- Faulkner State Pitcher and Former DHS player (’01 grad)

*Paul Ashe-Scout for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays