TAMPA BAY RAYS CAMP: Area baseball players will have a chance to try out for the Tampa Bay Rays in an open camp set for June 27 at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall.

Players will be evaluated on running, throwing,fielding and hitting abilities. Ages 16-21 are en courage to attend the camp, which will be conducted by Tampa scout Pat Murphy and under the direction of scout Scott Mitchell.

Registration will start at 8:30 a.m., with workout to follow at 9 a.m.

The Rays will provide all equipment with the exception of gloves, spikes and catchers gear.

For information: Scott Mitchell (903) 424-8448.

SOFTBALL LEAGUE FORMING: The East Texas/Louisiana Women’s Fastpitch League is forming teams with a tentative start date for games set for June 23.

The season will run through Aug. 4 (six games), with games scheduled to be played at 3 p.m. on Sundays at the White Oak softball field.

The league is for ages 18-older, including current high school and college fastpitch athletes, past high school players and college softball alumni.

Cost is $20 per player, plus the cost of team shirts, and deadline to enter is June 1.

All games will be played with two umpires and have a 1-hour, 15-minute time limit (or seven innings).

For information: Kristen Henton, Kristen@crossfitlongview.com.

CHAMPIONS 4 LIGHT: The 5th annual Champs 4 Light charity clinic is set for Saturday, June 15 at Panola College.

Session 1 is for grades 5-8, with check-in at 8:!5 a.m. and the skills session running from 9 a.m.-noon.

Session 2 is for grades 9-12, with check-in at 12:45 a.m. and skills session from 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Cost is $40, and early registration ends on June 9.

Louisiana Tech University, Panola College, UT-Tyler, LeTourneau University, Winona High School, Carthage High School, and the East Texas Juniors Volleyball Club and Arsenal Volleyball Club will all have coaches involved in the clinic.

All proceeds willbenefit Refuge of Light, an anti-domestic minor sex trafficking organization located in Tyler but serving the entire East Texas area.

For information: champs4light@gmail.com.

From Staff Reports