The Johnstown Oldtimers, city of Johnstown and The Tribune-Democrat again will host a free youth baseball clinic from noon to 2 p.m. on the turf field that will be used by AAABA Tournament teams the next day.
All players 12 and under from leagues across the Cambria-Somerset-Bedford counties region are welcome.
Clinic coaches will include:
• Dee Dee Osborne, scout for the Cleveland Indians and AAABA Hall of Fame member.
• Gene Pentz, former player for the Houston Astros, Detroit Tigers and AAABA Hall of Fame member.
• Ricky Britt, former player in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ system and AAABA Hall of Fame member.
• Eric Dinyar, former Detroit Tigers prospect and 2017 AAABA Hall of Fame inductee.
• Ross Kott, former AAABA and Johnstown Steal player and AAABA Hall of Fame member.
• Garry Wurm, who played in the Pirates minor league system and coaches at Blacklick Valley High School.
• Rick Roberts, who pitched in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization and operates the ERA/Flood City Elite program.
• George Roberts, Pitt-Johnstown assistant coach who was in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization.
• Jim Mayer, who played in the Tampa Bay Devil Rays organization.
• Local standouts Queenteen Robinson and Chance Osborne.
• Kevin Kime, head coach at Mount Aloysius.
• Todd Williams, head coach at Pitt-Johnstown
• Chris Pfeil, head coach at Bishop McCort Catholic High School and Martella’s Pharmacy general manager.
• Kerry Pfeil, head coach at Greater Johnstown High School.
The baseball clinic is a fundraiser for The Tribune-Democrat’s Santa Fund, which provides gifts at Christmas for area children whose families are facing financial hardship. Donations will be accepted at the stadium’s main gate.
Photo is courtesy of The Tribune-Democrat.