Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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June 11, 2014

AARON SNYDER: Rounding the bases to college?

ASHLAND — In an attempt to bring college exposure to area baseball players, a former Boyd County Lion is taking part in a showcase run by Champs 365 at Addington Field on Wednesday, June 25.

C.J. Wamsley, now an assistant coach at Troy University in Alabama, said several colleges will be in attendance for the event, held for players ages 13-18. Among those schools are Cincinnati, Western Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky, Pikeville, West Virginia State and Troy.

“I know there is very good baseball in the Tri-State area,” Wamsley said. “I want to help these players play in front of coaches they may not otherwise play in front of.”

The one-day clinic costs $150. It involves a pro-style workout, a skill assessment and a live-game performance. Each player will take part in games. Those interested in registering can do so at http://collegebaseballcamps.com/champs365. Wamsley is a 2005 Boyd County graduate. He played collegiate baseball at WKU before spending two years as an assistant coach at Morehead State.

Carter joins huddle

If you haven’t noticed, they’re tackling semi-pro football in Carter County.

The Carter County Wildcats are inaugural members of the Northern Frontier Football League, which also houses the well-established Kentucky Warriors. The Wildcats fell to the Warriors on Saturday in their first home game of the season, but they currently rank fourth in the NFFL’s Red Conference.

Recent East Carter graduates Conner Staton and Cole Boggs are included among the several former local high school players on the roster.

The Cincinnati Blue Devils visit Carter County Fairgrounds, located off I-64 between Grayson and Olive Hill, on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the gate. Kids 12 and under gain free admission.

For more information on the Wildcats, visit the team's Facebook page (search Carter County Wildcats) or www.cartercountywildcats.com.

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