Pitcher Alex Koji with a little leaguer
Aug 19, 2013
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- The Florida Atlantic University baseball players had the opportunity to relive some of their childhoods on Saturday as they volunteered to help the Boca Raton Little League. The Owls helped players from the Coach Pitch and Minors divisions with their player evaluations at Sugar Sand Park.
"Our relationship with Boca Raton Little League has always been great," FAU Head Coach John McCormack said. "We relish the opportunity to help the next generation."
FAU has enjoyed a long relationship with the Boca Raton Little League since the league's inception. The Owls provide team members to evaluate BRLL players to help make sure each team balanced with talent. BRLL players are regulars at FAU baseball games and often serve as bat boys.
BRLL members are also regulars at the FAU baseball camps, where they can hone their skills in preparation for the upcoming fall seasons through the instruction of current and former FAU players.
"It allows our guys to pass on some tips and provide encouragement to the little leaguers," McCormack said.
One of the League Founders, Dan Hodgeman, also traveled to Chapel Hill, North Carolina this year when the Owls nearly downed the nation's No. 1 seed North Carolina.