Dec. 2, 2010
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The University of New Mexico's baseball team will be hosting a high school showcase camp and two winter camps during the month of December. The high school showcase camp will be held on Dec. 11 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The winter camps will be held on Dec. 20-21 and on Dec. 27-28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. All camps will be held at Lobo Field, which is located on the west side of University Blvd. just south of The Pit. Space is still available for the showcase camp and both winter camps. Online registration can be found on GoLobos.com.
The high school showcase camp is a one day camp that will include a morning session and an afternoon session. During the morning session campers will receive instruction on the fundamentals of the game of baseball - pitching, catching, infield and outfield play, and hitting. During the afternoon session the campers will participate in games, a recruiting seminar and receive information on NCAA compliance. The showcase is open to youth ages 13-18 and costs $100.
The winter camps are two-day all-skills camps that will provide campers with the opportunity to learn all phases of the game of baseball. Campers will work on their defensive skills on Lobo Field and will work on their offensive skills in the Ambrose Alday Batting Complex. The camps are open to ages 6-18 and costs $125 per session.
Fresh off their first NCAA appearance since 1962, the Lobo coaching staff brings a wealth of knowledge to the campers. Head Coach Ray Birmingham is in his fourth season coaching baseball for UNM. Birmingham has compiled 23 years of collegiate head coaching experience and has a sparkling 889-373-2 (.706) record in 22 seasons. Last season, Birmingham guided the Lobos to their first NCAA appearance in over 40 years.
New Mexico adds three experienced assistant coaches that will help campers improve their skills on the field. Ken Jacome is in his seventh season as assistant coach for Lobo baseball and 15th season overall as a collegiate coach. Jacome works with the infielders and coaches third base. Pitching Coach Dave Martinez enters his first season as assistant coach for UNM and seventh season overall. Volunteer assistant coach Clint Stoy is in his second season with the Lobos and helps with hitting instruction, outfield defense and coaches first base. Stoy has also compiled eight years of coaching experience.