Former Toronto Blue Jay Jesse Barfield to Headline Clinton ans Kincarinde Baseball Camps

February 10, 2017

GODERICH, ON – Member of Parliament Ben Lobb is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Clinton Minor Baseball Camp and the 2nd Annual Kincardine Minor Baseball Camp.

This year former Toronto Blue Jay and 2x Gold Glove Winner Jesse Barfield will be headlining the instructors for the 2 day baseball camp.  Barfield played nine of his twelve Major League Baseball seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays.  He led the American League in home runs in 1986 and played in the 1986 all-star game. Barfield hit 241 career home runs and had one of the best outfield arms in baseball history.

Returning for a 3rd straight year is NCAA Head Baseball Coach Mark Brew. Brew is in his 11th season as head coach of the Lee University Flames. He directed his first seven Lee teams to the NAIA College World Series before leading the transition to NCAA Division II and the Gulf South Conference last season. He has been named conference Coach of the Year twice (2008 and 2010) and has been named Region Coach of the Year six times (2008-2013). In 2008 he was named National Coach of the Year. 

The Clinton Minor Baseball Camp was founded in 2012 by Member of Parliament Ben Lobb.  In 2011, Lobb noticed that the sport was making a comeback in Huron-Bruce and wanted to help foster that growth. Every year he has been able to secure sponsors to make the camp affordable so all kids have the chance to participate. Lobb is not a stranger to the game of baseball. He grew up playing baseball in Clinton and attended Lee University in Cleveland Tennessee on a baseball scholarship. 

“Last year we broke our attendance records with over 250 kids and we look forward to a big year in 2017. We are excited to have Jesse Barfield headline the camp and welcome Mark Brew back for a 3rd straight year.” said MP Lobb. “I can’t thank the municipalities, the local business community and both Clinton and Kincardine Minor Baseball enough for all their support.”

This year’s camp will run July 10th & 11th at the Clinton Community Ball Park, and July 12th & 13th at Kincardine Connaught Park, Kincardine, ON. It is open to boys and girls, ages 8-18. Individuals can register online for the camps at www.clintonminorbaseballcamp.ca  and www.kincardineminorbaseballcamp.ca, the cost is $60 and space is limited so register early!