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Kids continue to hone their skills at William Carey's youth baseball camp.

"I want to learn how to bat better," says nine-year-old camper Mason Cathey.

But the camp teaches kids more than just basic fundamentals.

"We're working on catching the ball, throwing the ball, infield play, proper positioning at first, how to take the throw, double play pivots, this type of thing," says William Carey head baseball coach Bobby Halford.

It also teaches kids how to slide.

"We're going to be sliding over there - slip and slide," says ten-year-old camper Jackson Pecunia.

"They're talking about it, because the kids that have been here before that's one of their highlights," says Halford.

But the campers are not the only ones looking forward to getting wet.

"They'll like that. I might get in there too," says William Carey pitcher Hunter Phillips.

Phillips says he remembers what it is like to be a camper.

"I would just do whatever it took to kind of impress that person, the older person, because it's just cool to kind of have a college guy teaching you how to play."

Jackson talks about what it is like to learn from the players.

"It's a privilege just to learn, and do what I can do."

With the camp coming to a close tomorrow, the kids share their biggest take away from the experience.

"Probably about the end hitting and scrimmaging," says Jackson.

"I like at the end where we scrimmage and stuff," says ten-year-old camper Jack Sikes.

"The end, the end of it, scrimmaging," says Mason.

Other campers highlight their favorite parts of the week.

"I also like the pitching part because you get to work out pitching. Just hanging out, because it's fun. I like the scrimmaging the best. I like the batting cages. I like the lunchroom, there's a lot of cute girls in there."

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