Special deliveries

Demetrius Mitchell offered up two days of lessons for youngsters learning the art of pitching Saturday and Sunday. The pitching clinic preceded today's tryouts for SEK Impact, a youth baseball program for players 10 and younger.



August 17, 2020 - 9:18 AM

Milo Franklin, from left, Corbin Coffield, Ty Thomas, Kyler Rinehart, Kaiden Woods, Grayson Skahan, Jubal Stockebrand, Judah Stockegrand and Maddux Franklin practice their grips. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

Twenty-one young baseball enthusiasts learned the finer mechanics of pitching Saturday and Sunday during a clinic provided by Demetrius Mitchell, a standout pitcher-turned-coach at the college level, most recently at Alabama A&M.

Greyson Skahan, Jesse Stockebrand, Broc Ivy and Kyler Rinehart throw pitches at a skills clinic Saturday at Iola’s Riverside Park.Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

Tryouts for SEK Impact, a youth baseball program for players on 10-and-under, 9-and-under, 8-and-under and 7-and-under teams are at 6 p.m. today at Diamond No. 2 at Iola’s Riverside Park.

Pitching coach Demetrius Mitchell works with Maddux Franklin on his delivery. Looking on is Judah Stockebrand.Photo by Richard Luken

The teams will be helmed by coaches at Allen Community College.

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