Kids Get In The Game at Arvest Ballpark

SPRINGDALE, AR -- A free baseball clinic had Northwest Arkansas youth at Arvest Ball Park Tuesday. The Chevy Youth Program offers the free skills clinic for kids aged 6-14. Several Arkansas Naturals players were there to help out. Kids all ages were ready to learn the basics from some of Northwest Arkansas' finest.

Pitcher Andy Ferguson says the camp is a great change of pace. "I had a good time. It's good to get away from the everyday struggle and grind of baseball and come out here and have fun with the game." Ferguson said.

The kids worked on all parts of the game, and had a blast playing in the same park as the pros. Clay Arney, one of the participants, said that the Arvest Ball Park was a lot different than his home field. "I like the park because it has all the cool stuff on it and the cool decorations" Arney said. For Will Walker, working with the Naturals is great way for him to improve his game. "I know they know what they 're talking about because they play way more." Walker said.

Ferguson remembers going to camps like this when he was a young slugger, growing up in the Natural State. "Giving back to the kids in Arkansas, kinda give them a little of what I had growing up, um, you know it means a lot to me, it meant a lot to me and I hope it means a lot to these kids." Ferguson said.

At the end of the day, the kids enjoyed a great day of fundamentals And the players got a renewed appreciation for the game.

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