Former Trinity star to host baseball camp

Published 11:36 pm Sunday, February 5, 2017


NATCHEZ — Former Trinity Episcopal star and current Minor League standout Jake Winston said he owes a lot to community.

As a way to give back, the Vidalia native is beginning a youth baseball camp, set to debut this Saturday.

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“I fee like I have some good tips, and it’s almost like my duty to do this,” Winston said. “There are so many people (in the community) that helped me.”

The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Winston in the 17th-round this past spring after a successful career at the University of Southern Mississippi. The former Golden Eagle star compiled a 2.87 earned-run average in 31 innings pitched at Arizona’s Class A affiliate Hillsboro Hops.

Saturday’s camp will take place at Adams County Christian School and will feature instructions on hitting, fielding, and of, course pitching.

“We want to teach the fundamentals,” Winston said. “I’ve learned a lot throughout the years, especially in professional baseball, and I want to help the younger kids.”

The camp will take place from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. and is open to ages 7 to 15. Pre-registration starts at 11 a.m. Saturday, with a cost of $50 per player. Those interested can also register at Sports Center.

“I’m so excited,” Winston said. I’m hoping for a big turnout. I’ve been talking to some family friends, and they’re excited and bringing their kids. I hope we can get as many as kids as possible.”