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Youth athletes spend spring break learning baseball skills

LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- Some local athletes are using their spring break to sharpen their baseball skills for the upcoming season.

Today, about 20 youngsters attended a camp sponsored by the City of Lawton Parks and Recreation Department. The free camp offered a chance to learn the fundamentals of the game.

MacArthur High School Baseball Coach Rodney DeLong says the earlier kids can get on the field, the better they'll be when they grow up.

"It all starts here. You learn at young ages. Usually, when a kid learns the basic fundamentals at a young age, those kids tend to come up and be your better players at a high school level,” Coach DeLong, the MacArthur High School baseball coach.

"They're teaching us a lot. We're learning how to catch the ball, hit the ball, and we're practicing when they hit the ball to run back and catch it," said Mhki Steele, a 3rd-grade student.

The camp is held every year to keep kids active during spring break. Yesterday they got to train with members of the Cameron Softball team.

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