Former pro Logan hosting holiday camp

Published 12:01 am Thursday, December 11, 2014

Natchez native and former professional baseball player Nook Logan will be hosting a baseball camp later this month for Miss-Lou children ages 4-12.

“It is cool and feels good when you come home and see kids playing on the same ball field that you used to play on,” Logan said. “I want them to know that I came up in the same town and they have the same opportunity to do things.”

Logan spent four years in the Major Leagues with two teams and is hoping to bring his baseball knowledge to youngsters in the area. Logan said the camp will stress fundamentals.

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“The game starts with fundamentals, and I am here to teach that,” he said. “Just making sure young kids can learn as much as they can going into the baseball season. The offseason is where you learn and get better, and during the season is where you go out there and play.”

The camp will be a one-day event Dec. 20 and is the second camp Logan has held in Natchez this year.

“It was great for the kids,” Logan said of the camp earlier this year. “They enjoyed what was going on, and they learned a lot.”

Logan said unfortunately coaches don’t have an endless amount of time to spend with players, teaching them the ins and outs of the game, and he is hoping by providing his service, they will continue to develop.

“I commend the coaches in the area and what they do, but they only have a certain amount of time with them,” Logan said. “They’ve got families and things and that is where I hope to help. I also do individual training.”

Logan said he will also be assisted by some former teammates of his who he played high school and college baseball with.

Parents interested in signing their children up for the camp are asked to visit and look at the camps and clinics tab.

Preregistration for the camp is available online.

The camp will be taking place at Duncan Park in Natchez from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.