Amherst College Mammoths Baseball Prospect Camp
The Amherst College Mammoths Baseball Prospect Camp will run from 9 o’clock in the morning until 4 o’clock in the afternoon on the 17th of September. It is open to all male baseball players in grade 9 up to grade 12 who are looking to become a college baseball student-athlete. The program is going to take place at the leading-edge Memorial Field which is on the Amherst College campus. Moreover, this baseball camp will simulate a real college level playing and training environment. It includes skill development drills, batting practice, and competitive games. In addition, the camp registration fee is $150 per player. It will be under the supervision of the Amherst College Mammoths baseball coaching staff. Participants need to bring their own baseball gears and equipment.
Amherst College is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts. It is among the state of Massachusett’s oldest colleges. It is a member of Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM). The Amherst College is also one of the nation’s top performing academic institutions. As a matter of fact, it is in the top 17 of the 2017 Forbes Magazine’s List of America’s Best Colleges rankings. The college is also 2nd in National Liberal Arts Colleges and 4th in Best Undergraduate Teaching of the US News and World Reports’ 2018 edition of Best Colleges rankings. Currently, Amherst College is serving around 1,900 undergraduate students. 50 percent of this undergraduate student population are male students and 50 percent are female students. This undergraduate student population is also through a most selective enrollment acceptance rate of 14 percent. Correspondingly, Amherst College’s student to faculty ratio is an astounding 8:1. Additionally, Amherst College is a proud member of the Five College Consortium. Its athletics teams are also participating in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III. They are the Mammoths and their identity colors are purple and white. The Amherst College Mammoths baseball team is already a four-time NESCAC champion.
The head coach of the Amherst College Mammoths baseball team is Brian Hamm. He is now entering his 10th year at the helm of the Mammoths baseball program. Coach Brian Hamm is a bachelor’s degree graduate from Middlebury College. He is also a master’s degree in sport management graduate from the University of Massachusetts Isenberg School of Management. Ultimately, Coach Brian Hamm is a two-time NESCAC Coach of the Year awardee. He led the Amherst Mammoths into two NESCAC titles and four NCAA Tournament appearances. Then, Mike Odenwaelder is the team’s hitting coach. Coach Mike Odenwaelder is an alumnus of Amherst College and former college baseball standout player. In fact, his collegiate playing career includes a New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year award. He is also the 16th round pick of the Baltimore Orioles in the 2015 Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft. Furthermore, the team’s pitching coach is Joe Haumacher. He is a bachelor’s degree in Communications graduate from Old Dominion University. Anthony Spina is the team’s assistant coach. He is primarily working with outfielders. And finally, Bill Thurston is the Special Advisor.