Deacs in the Dominican - Day 7
Dec. 22, 2012
By Steven Wright, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@SIDeacons)
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - The Wake Forest baseball team closed out its trip to the Dominican Republic by hosing a youth baseball clinic in Boca Chica on Saturday morning.
The Demon Deacons split nearly 100 Dominican kids into four groups and took them through infield drills, outfield drills, base running drills and batting practice for two hours.
"Every kid here had a smile on their face, so they were happy to be out here," said senior shortstop Pat Blair. "For me, it's pretty cool that even though they are in a third-world country, they're still excited every day to come out and play baseball."
After the clinic, the players packed their bags and made their way back to North Carolina before going their separate ways for the holiday break.
"It's been an unbelievable experience for our guys. We learned a lot about ourselves - how fortunate we are, how important it is to give back - and we also saw great baseball," said head coach Tom Walter. "We got a taste of what it takes to play at the next level."
Wake Forest will begin the 2013 season on February 15 in Monroe, La., with a doubleheader against Alcorn State and Louisiana-Monroe.