July 24, 2013
PITTSBURGH – Registration is now open for the University of Pittsburgh baseball team's upcoming Fall Advanced Select Prospect Clinics, hosted by Panthers head coach Joe Jordano at Charles L. Cost Field at Petersen Sports Complex.
The two-day clinic, which is designed for the high school player that is serious about playing college baseball, will be held on Sept. 28-29 and will feature representatives from several collegiate programs from throughout the region in addition to the Panthers’ staff.
"We are very excited about our Advanced Select Prospect Clinic in October. It is going to be an outstanding two-day event," Jordano said. "On day one, we are focusing on evaluating individual skills of the participants in the a.m., then conducting some serious instruction in the p.m.”
“On day two, it's gameday,” Jordano continued. “This will give all of the participants a chance to get after it in a live situation. We have several other regional schools that will be in attendance. It will be a great event."
Saturday's session will run from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and will consist of a pro-style workout, presentations by UPMC Sports Medicine and the Pitt Baseball strength & conditioning staff and specific instruction and evaluation of all aspects of the participant’s game.
On Sunday, players will compete in a live “simulated” game with umpires. Each position player will receive a minimum of three AB’s and play a minimum of two innings at his primary position, while pitcher only participants will pitch a minimum of two innings in the “simulated game”
Registration for the event is limited and only a few spots remain. For secure online registration, please go to: www.pittbaseballclinics.com or contact assistant coach Jacke Healey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Panthers’, who will begin their inaugural season in the ACC in 2014, are coming off one of the most successful seasons the school history. In the 2013 campaign, Pitt tallied a program-best 42-17 (18-6 Big East) record that featured eight weekend series sweeps. Additionally, the Panthers were ranked in all five major college baseball polls for the first time in history.