|Former MLB Player Lou Collier (center) was a key member of Triton's 1993 NJCAA World Series qualifying baseball team. |
Former MLB Player Lou Collier to Host Summer Baseball Camp
Young baseball players (ages
10-17) from throughout the area will have the opportunity to take their game to
the next level with the help of former Major League Baseball player and Triton
College alumni Lou Collier.
Space is limited so sign up now for the first ever Lou Collier
Baseball Camp at Triton College, which runs July 31-Aug. 3, at the newly
renovated Symonds-Puckett Field on Triton’s campus.
Collier is currently the Chicago-based
scout for the Kansas City Royals, and he will share his tips and tricks on what
it takes to make it to the majors. Baseball fundamentals such as hitting,
fielding and catching will be covered. Campers should bring a baseball glove
and proper baseball attire.
“I look forward to the opportunity to help teach young
players the fundamentals of the game so they can improve their skills,” Collier
said. My time as a student and player at Triton was magical in so many ways,
and I appreciate the chance to give back to my community.”
Collier is native Chicagoan and
was a key member of Triton College’s 1993 baseball team. He was NJCAA Player of
the Year on a Trojans club that finished 56-9 and were national runners-up at
the NJCAA World Series. In addition, he was an NJCAA First Team All-American
and Region IV MVP.
Collier played eight major league
seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Milwaukee Brewers, Montreal Expos, Boston
Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies, with his best year coming in 1998 with the Pirates.
For more information on the Lou
Collier baseball camp and other youth sports camps available this summer,
please call the School of Continuing Education at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3500, or