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Local Holiday Baseball Camp to feature Red Sox first basemen, Travis Shaw.

POSTED December 09, 2015
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney

WINSTED: With the balmy weather still at hand (for now) why not think a little about America’s Pastime.

No, I don’t mean listening to Donald Trump but how about a baseball clinic featuring one of the up and coming stars of major league baseball who plays in Beantown for the Red Sox?

The Premier Sports Complex, better known to locals as “The Dome” is holding a Holiday Baseball Camp and with feature Boston first basemen Travis Shaw during the three day event that runs on December, 27, 28 and 29.

Plenty of pro scouts will be on hand for the event including Greg Morhardt, a scout for the Atlanta Braves and a guy who had the foresight to sign a young man you may have heard of, Mike Trout to a contact while he was a scout for the Anaheim Angels.

His brother Darryl Morhardt, also a scout who works for the Baltimore Orioles will be on hand along with area minor league players, additional pro scouts along with high school and college coaches.

Shaw appeared in 65 games for the Sox this past season and finished with a 270 batting average, 13 home runs and 36 runs batted in.

The camps run those three days after Christmas from 1-4 p.m. each day and are open to ages 7-18.

The cost of the camp is $185.00 and for more information on how to sing up, go to

Greg Morhardt appeared on our Litchfield County Sports, Cable 5 Show on Monday, December 7 with good friend Rico Brogna, himself a former major league standout and the two brought a ton of insightful information on just what it takes to be both a big league star and how to spot one early.

The program, which also features Jim Pescatore from the Torrington Park and Recreation Department in Torrington, will air on Cable 5 starting on Thursday night, December 17 between 8-9 p.m.

Baseball in December. Must mean its one day closer to spring.

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