The 2015 summer sports calendar got going Tuesday afternoon with a pair of baseball games:  one at home, and the other at North Country Camps.


At Pok-O:  Intermediate camper Camden (above) pitched five no-hit innings to lead the home team to a 4-0 victory over camp Lincoln.  “They were good, but we had better players,” said the hero of the game, who allowed one popup and one groundout, while striking out the remaining 13 rival batters in a game featuring players, aged 12 and under.

“Scoring a run early made us feel a lot more confident,” Camden added, referring to Pok-O’s first tally, a run-scoring hit by Will in the opening inning.  “It was fun,” Will said.  “We played well and the teamwork was great.”

15lincbase02For the victors, Will drove in another run later in the game, along with Wyatt’s RBI double, and a run scoring sacrifice fly by Noah G.

At Lincoln:  The visiting Pok-O older team fell behind early and could not recover as the home team won the series opener by a final score of 8-3.

“They scored four off of me in the first,” said starting pitcher Jackson K.  “They had their best hitters up early, and it was tough adjusting to the different field and distance,” said Jackson, who then settled in to pitch four scoreless innings.

Both David D and Adam D had extra base hits for Pok-O, although the unlikely offense came from a pair of players with li15lincbase04_1ttle to no baseball experience.  “I played once before, and I like the game,” said Santiago, who had an RBI double.  Meantime, John L had never played baseball prior to Tuesday, but managed to get a hit and score a run.  “I’m not sure who was more surprised,” John said, “me or everyone else.”

Aside from playing ball, inter-camp sports gives the kids an opportunity to visit another camp.  “It was different getting to see their camp and compare it to ours,” said Santiago.  “And I like our camp better.”

The two camps will play baseball rematches on Friday.  See team pictures and rosters HERE.



Pok-O-MacCready Camps
1391 Reber Road, Willsboro, NY 12996

Located in New York’s Adirondack Mountains

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