Two-time Major League Baseball all-star Todd Frazier hasn’t forgotten where he comes from.
The Cincinnati Reds third baseman was back home at the Jersey Shore recently for a Frazier Baseball/United States Amateur Baseball League clinic at South Wall Little League.
Frazier and a group of instructors from within the organization guided about 115 little leaguers through hitting and fielding drills spread out over several diamonds.
Players were given the opportunity to ask the 2015 Home Run Derby champion questions, and also got autographs following the session.
Port Washington Baseball Teams Honored by Town Officials
It’s been a good year for youth baseball in Port Washington, and town officials have taken notice.
Three Port Youth Activities Legends teams were honored for solid seasons, including the 11U team, the 12U team, and the 13U team, with the town board, Supervisor Judi Bosworth, and Councilwoman Dina De Giorgio recognizing the teams before a Town Hall Budget Hearing.
The 11U team won Little League District 28 championship as well as the Section 4 West Championship and took part in the New York State Tournament.
The 12U team won the Nassau County Youth Baseball League and was the number one seed at the Cooperstown Dream Park tourney.
The 13U squad also won both the District 28 and Section 4 West crowns while taking second in the New York State Tournament.
Wisconsin League Seeks Community Support
Officials from the Manitowoc Youth Baseball Association are hoping to get community support for a new youth sports complex at Citizen Park.
The four-field baseball and softball complex would cost an estimated $1.8 million, with around $1 million already having been raised through donations and Major League Baseball’s Baseball Tomorrow program.
The project leader for the league is Randy Heinzen, and he has reached out to in an attempt to raise the rest of the funds through the community.
The hopes are that the park would open by the 2017 season.
Those interested in donating or volunteering can reach Heinzen at 920-683-0202.