Former Cavalier Greats Team Up for Camp at Covenant

By: Nate Sulham Email
By: Nate Sulham Email

While the current Virginia baseball team was competing in Game 3 of the Orange & Blue World Series at Davenport Field Sunday, a few former Wahoos were across town helping teach central Virginia youngsters the finer points of the game at the Covenant School.

The camp was run by current Covenant baseball coach, and former Virginia player, Jeff Burton.

A number of former Wahoos, including Keith Werman, Steven Proscia, Corey Hunt and Robert Word, among others, were on hand to help guide over 100 local children through various drills to help teach them the game and improve their skills.

"To (the kids), these are their heroes. So to see them out here working with them, giving them extra instruction, it's pretty cool for these kids. You can see the excitement on their faces," Burton said.

For the former players, it was a chance to re-connect with their old teammates, some of whom they hadn't seen in some time.

"It's just great to have a little bit of the UVa crew here to help out and it's great to get some of the guys on the same page and have a great time teaching some kids," Werman said.

"I mean it's been great being back here and being back in Charlottesville and seeing all the UVa guys here, especially guys like Keith Werman, my college roommate," Proscia added. "It's great to see these guys, get caught up, see how they're doing and just come out here to have a little fun with the kids."


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