Red Sox Foundation to host free baseball clinic at Fraser Friday

LYNN– The Red Sox Foundation will host a ‘Play Ball’ clinic Friday afternoon (4) at Fraser Field. The clinic, hosted in partnership with Fisher College’s baseball team, is open to youth ages 5-12 and is free of cost.

“Fisher College baseball coach (Scott Dulin) approached me about doing something like this as a way to give back to the city of Lynn,” Fraser/Manning Facilities Manager Rich Avery said. “They’re our primary tenant for the majority of the early spring. We’re trying to host a couple free clinics in a couple different sports. This is a good start.

“We’d love to have as many youth as we can to come down and participate,” Avery said. “It’s a free baseball clinic to sort of kick off the baseball season.”

The clinic starts a weekend full of baseball at Fraser, which will host the Roberto Clemente Cup Saturday and Sunday. Saturday’s schedule is as follows: SUNY-Canton vs. Fisher (10), SUNY-Canton vs. University of Maine-Presque Isle (1), Northern Vermont University-Lyndon vs. University of Maine-Presque Isle (4), Northern Vermont University-Lyndon vs. Fisher College (7). Sunday’s schedule is as follows: University of Maine-Presque Isle vs Fisher (10),

Northern Vermont University- Lyndon vs SUNY-Canton (1), consolation game (4), championship game (7).

Avery said this is the first time the Clemente Cup has been played outside of Puerto Rico.

“The city of Lynn working together with the DPW and the mayor’s office to make this event has been great,” Avery said. “The weather can be tough to deal with at this time but the DPW has done a great job getting the fields ready.”

Donations of gently used baseball/softball equipment will be collected during the weekend as part of the Marines “Toys for Tots” program.

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