Accident, MD - Garrett College Head Baseball Coach, Eric Hallenbeck, and players, Jose Vitale, and Cam Douglas, recently visited Accident Elementary School's after school program. Hallenbeck demonstrated fundamental techniques in both throwing and base – running. "I always enjoy visiting local schools and talking about the game of baseball," said Hallenbeck. "The kids had some fun participating in drills, and were actually quite good at throwing and running the bases."
More importantly, he touched base on the importance of learning how to be a good teammate, and how to use good sportsmanship. Coach also discussed learning life skills through participating in the game of baseball, like being on time, and having a good work ethic. " I also got a change to talk about what the game of baseball provide, not so much from a sport perspective, but from a life perspective," added Hallenbeck. "The kids were very attentive and engaged in the conversation. Overall, they seemed to have a good time, and we enjoyed it as well.