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Growing youth baseball

A Penticton-born baseball coach and local MLB prospect are returning to the city this spring and summer to provide training for a quickly growing minor baseball community.

Young baseball players will have the chance to learn from elite coaches and develop their skills in preparation of the season. 

Axel Scott is launching a spring and summer development program from players aged 10 to 15 focusing on hitting and pitching. He is a former coach at the Yale and Sandlot academies and former collegiate player.

He will be assisted by Dustin Houle, another local talent, now catching for the Milwaukee Brewers organization.

“I grew up here, in a way it's a giving back type thing, even though it is a business, it's important to build something I love in my own community,” Scott said, explaining the pair's hope to grow the talent pool within their home towns.

“The last couple years, especially more grassroots level, the sport is starting to grow. Even out to Summerland a little bit… I think right now is a perfect time, for what I’m offering, to get these kids more interested, more developed, because we have such a good core group right now,” he said.

Spring camp programming starts on April 1.

More information can be found online.

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