UCCS Softball Camps Continue to Grow

By Brianna Workman published August 10, 2006

Southern Coloradoâ€TMs largest softball camp, which took place Aug. 7-10 at Mountain Lion Field on the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs campus, had another successful turnout with approximately 101 campers in attendance.

The camp, which finished its fifth year, has consistently grown. In its first year, the camp had only six participants. While the growth could be related to many factors, the cause has been primarily connected to the UCCS softball program.

“(The) success of our program (helps),” said UCCS coach Scott Peterson.

Peterson conducted the camp along with UCCS assistant coaches Tanya Ramsay and Don Pettrow. Also helping with instruction were players Cara Newlon, Rachel Hancock, Sarah Cleland, Sarah Brisky and Brianna Workman. In addition, former pitchers Amanda Ritchie and Brenna Pool served as instrutors.

Campers learned how to train like college softball players by taking part in numerous offensive and defensive drills that UCCS players partake in daily. In the afternoon the campers split into teams for scrimmages.

Despite high temperatures and hard work, the campers always wore smiles.

“I give a lot of credit to the kids in these conditions,” said Peterson.

The camp concluded Thursday with tournament play between the divided teams. 

UCCS Players/Staff Featured

Brenna PoolBrenna Pool9P/OFSr.
Brenna PoolBrenna Pool9IF/PJr.
Amanda RitchieAmanda Ritchie17PJr.
Amanda RitchieAmanda Ritchie17PJr.
Sarah ClelandSarah Cleland14IFFr.
Sarah ClelandSarah Cleland14IFFr.
Sarah ClelandSarah Cleland14CJr.
Sarah ClelandSarah Cleland14IFFr.
Sarah ClelandSarah Cleland14IFFr.
Rachel HancockRachel Hancock42BSo.
Rachel HancockRachel Hancock42BSo.
Rachel HancockRachel Hancock42BJr.
Brianna WorkmanBrianna Workman4OFFr.
Brianna WorkmanBrianna Workman4OFFr.
Brianna WorkmanBrianna Workman4OFFr.
Brianna WorkmanBrianna Workman4OFFr.
Cara NewlonCara Newlon11OFSo.
Cara NewlonCara Newlon11OFSo.
Cara NewlonCara Newlon11OFSo.
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