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Kids getting brushed up on baseballl skills

Kids getting brushed up on baseballl skills

COOS COUNTY, Ore. -- Kids from all over the south coast are dusting off their baseball mitts.

The Coos Bay Coast League held its first one-day camp of the season last weekend.

The goal is to get boys and girls interested in baseball and registered for teams.

The SWOCC baseball team taught kids from ages four through twelve the basics of the game.

Officials say they want to make sure people know that cost won't keep kids from participating in the camp. "We've got the commitment that no kid should get turned away and not be able to play baseball for financial reasons, so we just welcome all families, all kids, come play some ball."

Jarrett Miller, a SWOCC baseball co-captain, says they enjoy working with the kids. "We love to do it," Miller said. "We like to get out here on a Saturday and just spread the love of the game, because baseball is such a great sport and it really translates to all ages."

The season starts in April and lasts for five weeks.

There's another camp this Saturday from 10am to 2pm with the North Bend and Marshfield high school players.

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