CORPUS CHRISTI – The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi softball program hosted three successful summer camps in the month of June at Chapman Field. The camps ranged from age to skills specific and with all three camps combined the Islanders had their biggest turnout under Head Coach Stephanie Hughes.
"We had the best camp numbers since I was hired," Hughes said. "Our high school camp exceeded our expectations and had kids both locally and as far away as Dallas."
The Islanders played host to a two-day High School Exposure Camp on June 11-12 for 8-12 graders. Coach Hughes along with eight current Islanders provided the opportunity for campers to showcase their hitting, fielding and base running skills. The camp allowed campers to experience hitting and fielding drills that are used during Islanders' practice.
Last week, former Islanders All-American Sarah Pauly hosted two sessions of a pitching camp. The nine-year NPF veteran first led the campers through a basics session, which included specific instruction on warm-ups, mechanics, locations, demons, drills, measurements and speed. Following the first session, the Islanders' pitching coach guided the pitchers through the proper techniques of how to throw a drop, rise, screw, curve and change up.
"Our pitching camp was highlighted by the legend Sarah Pauly being in town," Hughes added. "Both our high school camp and pitching camp were closed because we met our maximum numbers in both. I hope to see them all out at our games in the spring."
On Saturday, the Islanders wrapped their summer camps by hosting a Little Islanders Youth Camp, which included girl's ages 7-12. Hughes along with several current Islanders instructed campers on all the fundamental aspects of the game.
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