Cabin Fever Clinic Hits a Home Run

baseballLYNDONVILLE- There may have been over 20 inches of snow on the ground but the Lyndon Institute Cabin Fever Baseball Clinic was in full swing and went off with a hit.The annual clinic is a fundraiser for the L.I. Varsity Baseball team to help fix equipment and other necessities.

Head Coach Jeremy Wheeler says, "For this year for example we had some damage due to the snow to our batting cage. The frame collapsed. So the funds from this will go towards that and apparel, like sweatshirts and colder gear for the team."

Even with all the snow the kids are finding ways to stay motivated for the new season. Senior player Connor McClure says, "just to get back into the swing of things for baseball, it's been a long winter but they're ready to get back in the gym. I understand what they're going through, you know they're nervous right now, but I think they're having fun."

"Currently baseball is going through their sign up period so it's a great time to get kids thinking about baseball while they can't necessarily get out on the field."

The clinic isn't just about raising money for the team, it's a way for the Varsity players to give back to their young fans who show continuous support. 10 year-old Logan Wheeler says he enjoys being able to learn from the older kids. "Like getting their experience and and comparing it to mine, like how much information I can get from them."

Wheeler says, "The youth look up to the high school sports, you know they look up to these kids. And it's good for them to work hands-on, they come support us throughout the year so it's also a way for our kids to give back to the community."

Since McClure was once in these kids shoes, he understands the importance of helping those who look up to him. "I mean the older kids helped me when I was younger so it's nice to give back."


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