TENNERTON— Sponsors, coaches and volunteers shed their blood, sweat and tears to organize the first Upshur County Youth Baseball and Softball Summer Camp (UCYBS), which kicked off Monday, July 11. last and ended on Wednesday July 13th. take advantage of the camp to practice their skills with coaches, players and alumni from all levels of Upshur County baseball.
The UCYBS organization had a massive turnout every night during the three-day camp, with 82 campers on Monday and an average of over 80 children the following days. Campers had the opportunity to hear from and work with B-UHS Softball Head Coach Levi Bender and B-UHS Baseball Head Coach Adam Squires, as well as many of their assistants. Many familiar faces were in attendance, all Upshur County baseball and softball fans, as notable B-UHS alumni, including the recent engagement of Lady Pioneer from Glenville State University. Shelby McDaniels and West Virginia Wesleyan College Lady Bobcats All-American pitcher Alli Robinson. Each offered their own unique perspectives on the game of baseball and softball to young campers, encouraging them to pursue individual improvement through their passion for the game. A host of current B-UHS baseball and softball players also volunteered their time to work with the next generation of players to don blue and white.
Overall, with a ton of hard work from UCYBS President Jordan Westfall, Vice President Luke Payne and Secretary John Egress, the camp went perfectly, with massive attendance and lots of fun. The camp officially ended with snow cones and a sliding and sliding exercise, which was a great way to let loose after a three-day grind. The management of UCYBS would like to sincerely thank the group of volunteers who made the camp possible. Of course, a special thank you to all the current and former softball and baseball players at Buckhannon-Upshur High School, as well as the other teenagers for helping these kids learn the game of baseball. UCYBS also appreciates the volunteers, including those who worked in the concessions and managed the registration process to make this camp a reality.
Registration for the UCYBS fall season closes next Saturday for the Fall Ball. In-person registration will be at the back lot of the Larry West Complex on Tuesday, July 19 and Thursday, July 21 from approximately 5:45-8:10 p.m. If you are interested, register at www.ucybs.com.
UCYBS Summer Camp Volunteers:
Jordan Westfall – UCYBS President
Luke Payne – UCYBS Vice President
John Egress – WCYBS Secretary
Levi Bender – BUHS Softball Coach
Adam Squires – B-UHS baseball head coach
Robin Ball – B-UHS, D&E
All Robinson – B-UHS, WVWC
Brooklyn Waddell – B-UHS, WVWC
Jordan Hart – B-UHS Assistant Coach
Hali Newlon – EHS, FSU
Shelby McDaniels – B-UHS, GSU
Jansen Kimble – B-UHS
Taylor Spratt – B-UHS
Kailey Hart – B-UHS
Shaylee Hebb – B-UHS
Jeremiah McCourt – B-UHS Strength/Conditioning Coach
Jacob Orr – B-UHS Coach
Grant Mealey – B-UHS
Landon Marple – B-UHS
Bryson Fluke – B-UHS, WVWC
Tucker Cutter – B-UHS
Bryar Sandy – BUMS