Missouri Southern softball hosts “Little Lions” camp

The Lions hit the field Tuesday with nearly 30 local youth softball players.

JOPLIN, Mo. – Missouri Southern softball hit the field Tuesday night with the next generation of local ballplayers.

The Lions hosted “Little Lions” camp Tuesday. It’s a camp that teaches fundamentals of the game for players ages 6-12, while also giving the Missouri Southern players a chance to interact with the kids and give back to the community.

“It’s just awesome to see the girls around our area and to show them our love for the game,” says MSSU pitcher Bailey Lacy.

“It’s just fun to see that the girls are taking an interest in softball,” adds MSSU junior Ashlynn Williams, “You grow up and you’re like this sport is so much fun. It’s cool to see that they’re having so much fun doing it, too. Once you fall in love with softball, that love just doesn’t go away.”

“They get to see how we interact with each other, and they get to see that it’s not always super serious and super strict,” Lacy finishes, “We have so much fun doing this. It’s what we love to do all day.”