Barbers Hill baseball camp report
Following a successful baseball season sparked by a number of performances by young talents, the Barbers Hill coaching staff moved into this week hosting its annual camp for local youngsters.
For head coach David Denny the program continues to replenish itself as more young players become Eagles and in many cases it starts here.
Denny says that he has about 100 campers composed of incoming first-through-ninth graders including one girl.
“We think it’s a good camp, especially for the price,” Denny said of the camp that cost $60 for attendance.
Denny notes that winning continues to help his program as the numbers stay high even though some potential campers may attend other camps.
“For those guys who are here in the summer and their folks can get them here, it is a very good camp,” Denny said. “Skills improve all the time. We don’t have that many incoming eighth and ninth graders in this. They are all playing on the weekends and with (travel teams). At the same time, you come to this camp, you are going to get better.”
Only one girl is at the camp and Denny has his first playing for the actual baseball program, pitcher Delaney Dunham who was on the sophomore team.
“She’s as good as they come,” Denny said. “She’s a lefthanded pitcher and whenever you can be a lefty that can throw some strikes you have a chance.”
Denny noted girls can play at this level and there are a number who have helped team in the Houston area.
As far as the team itself, Denny is enthused by the current trajectory of the program and is pleased with the team’s current status and ability to reach ser for goals.
“I’m excited every year,” Denny said. “We’ve won three straight district championships. The expectations won’t change. We have a very good upcoming junior class and we have some key seniors. I am watching the incoming freshmen class and they have some very good players.
“You mix all those players together and if we can fine tune some kids and get after it, which we will, we are going to be able to maybe run out eight lefties that can pitch a little bit. We have our catcher and shortstop back … It’s looking good.
“I am happy where we are.”