10/23/09 — Free event planned for Scarborough Field

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Free event planned for Scarborough Field

By From staff reports
Published in Sports on October 23, 2009 1:46 PM

United Way and the Mount Olive College baseball team will again pair up for the second annual "Scarborough Field of Dreams" youth clinic on Saturday

The day-long event is free. There will be a clinic for players ages 5- to 18-years-old, a home run derby and the MOC Alumni Game. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and the first 25 registrants receive a scholarship to the 38th annual George Whitfield Baseball Clinic, scheduled for Jan. 16, 2010.

If rain interrupts Saturday's schedule, registration is 1:30 p.m. Sunday with the clinic running from 2-4 p.m. All other planned activities will be canceled.

Assisting MOC head coach Carl Lancaster for the clinic are N.C. Hall of Famer George Whitfield, retired Major League player and manager Clyde King and former MOC standout Rich Racobaldo. A member of the Trojans' 2008 Division II College World Series championship team, Racobaldo was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in June.

Youth baseball coaches are invited to sit on the sessions and participants are encouraged to wear their team jerseys. Remember to bring your gloves and bats.

Racobaldo will participate in the home run derby, scheduled for a 3 p.m. start. First pitch for the Alumni Game is 5 p.m.

"We're very excited to team up with United Way again," said Lancaster, the 2008 ABCA Division II national coach of the year. "Last year's clinic was a great success and we appreciate the work the United Way does for the community."