Contributed by Joan Klapperich
Matsu Valley Baseball/Softball Camp
4/6/2017 – 3PM
Interior Baseball Lions Club
Menard Sports Center
1001 S Clapp St, Wasilla
Registration: $25 & 1 can of food Pre-Game/$30 & 1 can of food At Door
Spring back into ball season with this instructional clinic taught by accomplished players and coaches! This clinic is open to boys and girls, grades 7-12. Participants must provide their own gear, wear appropriate clothing and bring a water bottle, etc.
Check out these short biographies of the featured players and coaches:
Bobby Bell first signed with the California Angels’ minor league team, the Palm Spring Angels, in 1986 as a catcher and third baseman. He played three seasons, primarily playing catcher. After Bobby’s career as a player, he spent ten years as a hitting coach for the Miami Marlins Organization. In 2013, Bobby managed for Miami’s Gulf Coast League team.
Lauren Haeger was a part of the ISF Junior World Champion team in 2011. She spent the past four seasons as a right-handed pitcher for the Florida Gators, ending her college career with a 73-12 record including a 1.71 ERA and 500+ strikeouts. Lauren’s seventy-three wins coupled with seventy-one career home runs makes her and Babe Ruth the only players in NCAA or Major League Baseball history with 70+ home runs and win 70+ games in a career. In 2015, she was the NFA First Team All-American, USA Softball National Collegiate Plier of the Year, SEC Pitcher of the Year and the WCWS Most Outstanding Player. Lauren is now playing for NPF Texas Charge.
Joe LeFebre played ball at Easter Oregon University where he later coached. He also coached Paradise Valley Community College as well as at several other colleges. Joe was the head coach of Moon Valley High School in Phoenix, Arizona from 1995-1998 compiling 117 wins. Joe has been a Pro Scout for many years, currently for the New York Yankees.
Kylee Lahners was drafted 10th in the second round in 2015 by the Dallas Charge where she is in her 3rd season playing outfield. In her first year, she earned a perfect fielding record, and in 2016 she had a .245 batting average with eight homeruns. As a Washington Husky, she played infield and was the third all-time in Husky softball history with fifty-four career home runs. She was named first team 2012 All-Pac-12 honorable mention, Pac-12 All-Freshman Honorable Mention, 2013 second team All-Pac-12, All-Pacific Region, 2014 third team All-American by the NFCA, first team All-Pac-12; 2015 NFCA Division I All-Pacific Region second-team pick, first team All-Pac 12. In additions to playing for the Texas Charge, she is coaching a Firecrackers softball team in California.
For more information please contact Dave Hall (907) 388-2496 or Tamara Finley (360) 640-1240.