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Aces tour hits Blackburn Baseball Club
11/25/2011 1:51 PM ET
Aces players with Blackburn juniors.
Aces players with Blackburn juniors. 

BLACKBURN, November 23- The Jet Couriers Melbourne Aces continued their clinic tour in Blackburn on Wednesday November 23. Over 30 Blackburn juniors gathered to get personal baseball instruction from some of the Aces players.

Blackburn was the second of many clinics that the Aces are hosting this season for juniors, and each of the kids were able to learn from some of the best players in Australia.

The kids were placed in groups and rotated between different stations where they learned all the aspects of baseball.

Aces pitchers ABL player of the week Nic Ungs, Jason Hirsh and Kevin Reese went over what it takes to be a pitcher and the basics of throwing a strike. By the end of the day the kids were able to show off the fundamentals of throwing a ball off the mound.

Dominic Ramos and Justin Huber took over the infield teaching kids how to field a ground ball. Each of the kids were given personal attention on what do to when a ball comes their way.


Throwing pop flies and teaching kids how to track a ball from the outfield was Aces outfielder Tom Dicker. By the end the juniors were able to position themselves under the ball and make the throw to the infield.

Brad Harman and Bubbie Buzachero worked with the kids on the basics of hitting a ball. The Blackburn juniors started out using a tee to learn fundamentals of the swing and then made their way to the plate hitting batting practice off an Aces pitcher.

By the end of the hour and a half clinic the kids were buddies with the players and ready to take on their next opponent this weekend.

These Blackburn juniors looked ready to be the next big league Australian players, and with the Aces help they are on the right path.

For more information about the Aces Junior Tour contact Justin Huber at jhuber@melbourneaces.com.au

This story was not subject to the approval of the Australian Baseball League or its clubs.