Free Youth Baseball Camp Set for September 9th

Staff Report From Augusta CEO

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Former college and MLB pitcher David Noyce recently announced that his Second Annual Southpaw Roofing Youth Baseball Camp is being held from 9:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, September 9th, at North Augusta’s Riverview Park.  “Even though I am a southpaw, our free youth baseball camp is definitely not limited to left-handed kids,” explains Mr. Noyce with a smile. “Our family-owned company, Southpaw Roofing, is the event sponsor.” David Noyce, president of Southpaw Roofing, Inc., attended Furman University on a baseball scholarship. In1998, he was drafted by the Florida Marlins.  Later on, he continued his career, pitching for the Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks before suffering a career-ending injury. Upon retiring from baseball, David settled down with his wife, Jami, in the Augusta area.

“This is a FREE camp open to any area child age 8 to 12. There will be a strong emphasis on playing the game of baseball the right way,” continues Noyce. “We have put together a staff of elite instructors who have all played the game at a very high

level and will teach the kids about the value and power of hustle and hard work. Our goal is to show these kids that they can be whatever they want to be in life; all it takes is dedication, commitment, focus, and good old-fashioned hard work.”

Interested parents are invited to bring boys and/or girls (age 8-12) to Riverview Park to register between 8:00A.M. and 8:45 A.M. on Saturday morning, September 9th.

Ron Smith will be the Special Guest Speaker

Smith, the former head coach at Furman University, was David Noyce’s college coach and the greatest influence on his baseball career. The list of instructors reads like a “Who’s Who” n high school, college, and professional baseball:

  • Steve Smyth – former Chicago Cubs pitcher

  • Matt Childers – former Milwaukee Brewers pitcher and current owner of Platinum Sports and Complete Game

  • Vic Radcliff – former minor league infielder and current instructor at Ninth Inning Baseball

  • Heath Honeycutt – former All American at Georgia Tech, minor league infielder, and current owner of Ninth Inning Baseball

  • Scott Clackum – former minor league pitcher and All American at Clemson University

  • Kevin Lynn – former minor league pitcher and current South Carolina High School State Championship Coach at Fox Creek High School

  • Ben Clark – South Carolina High School State Championship Assistant Coach at Fox Creek High School

  • Matt Branon – former college pitcher and current Head Coach at North Augusta High School

  • Dustin Tyra – former standout pitcher University of South Carolina-Aiken

  • Bobby Usry – former standout college catcher and current Assistant Coach at North Augusta High School

  • Vic Radcliff, Sr. – former standout college infielder and current Head Coach at Wardlaw Academy

  • David Brinkley – former standout college outfielder and Associate Head Coach at North Augusta High School

Donations Will Be Accepted for Amauri Williams

12-year-old Amauri Williams, a dear friend of David Noyce’s son, has experienced some very serious health issues recently. Event organizers and volunteers will be accepting cash or check donations during this 5-hour event.