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Former Razorback to host skills camp

Kevin Kopps

Former Arkansas Razorback Baseball ace Kevin Kopps, now a pitcher in the San Diego Padres organization, will conduct a free pitching camp for kids at Majestic Park in Hot Springs on Saturday, January 22.
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The camp is open to kids age nine and older can come and get once-in-a-lifetime coaching on their pitching techniques. And it’s absolutely free, and there’s no need to pre-register. The camp will be held on Babe Ruth Field, sponsored by Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort.
Kids need to show up with their gloves. They will get to interact with Kevin from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on January 22. The teaching session will be followed by autographs for camp participants.
No metal- spiked shoes are allowed on the new baseball fields. The concession stand at Babe Ruth Field will be open.
Kopps, now a pitcher in the San Diego Padres organization, played college baseball for the Arkansas Razorbacks, competing in the Southeastern Conference. As a collegian, in 2021 he won the Golden Spikes Award, the Dick Howser Trophy, National Pitcher of the Year Award and Stopper of the Year Award.
After his record-setting year at Arkansas, Kopps was drafted 99th overall by the Padres in the 2021 Major League Baseball and finished the year in Double-A. He is a native of Houston, Texas, and spends his off-seasons in Fayetteville, Ark., with his dog, Bowie.

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