PRO-DAY Baseball will host the Ralph Gross Memorial Baseball Camp Saturday, March 8, from 9 a.m. – 12 noon at the Scrapper Dome, according to Jeff Gross, president of PRO-DAY Baseball and son of the late Ralph Gross.
Players ages 8-18 will learn hitting, fielding, pitching and base-running from the former Texas Rangers/Chicago Cubs Scout during the three-hour session.
Gross has worked in baseball on both the professional and minor league levels along with coaching college baseball at the University of Arkansas/Monticello and Pensacola Junior College.
Since he founded PRO-DAY Baseball in 1989, he has helped hundreds of players advance into professional baseball and hundreds going on to receive scholarships to play college baseball.
Current and recent Major League players he has been associated with include the following: 9-time Gold Glove Winner Torii Hunter (Detroit Tigers), Travis Wood (Chicago Cubs), Justin & BJ Upton (Atlanta Braves), John Buck (Seattle Mariners), Stephen Drew (Boston Red Sox) & Billy Sadler (San Francisco Giants), to name a few.
“This is a great opportunity for baseball players of all ages to listen to a person who has been in baseball on all levels as a professional scout and a collegiate coach,” said Kyle Slayton, who enters his 12th season as head baseball coach at Nashville High. “The knowledge that they will receive in this short time is remarkable and the money that is raised goes to an outstanding cause.”
The camp is named in memory of the 1952 Nashville High graduate who was a five-star athlete in baseball, basketball, football, track and tennis. The money raised for this camp helps go to a student-athlete each year at Nashville High who plans to go off to college while playing sports.
The Ralph Gross Athletic Scholarship Award has been presented annually since 2003.
The cost of the camp is $50. Enrollment is limited.
Those who would like to attend should send payment to PRO-DAY Baseball, Box 3141, Pine Bluff, AR 71611.
Players may email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-888-224-6150 to reserve a spot.