Maryville College Head Baseball Coach Cody Church is taking the Fighting Scots to the Dominican Republic on December 15-21,2017 to provide an International experience for his baseball student-athletes.
Friday, December 15th
Friday evening in the Dominican Republic
Saturday, December 16th
AM Baseball Clinic
PM Game #1 vs Rinocerontes
Scots fall in game one to the Rinocerontes 7-6 on a walk-off RBI in the bottom of the last inning. A lot of learning points against a very good team. Back at it first thing tomorrow.
Sunday, December 17th
The Maryville Scots took a long bus ride to Yamasa today to take on the Tabaqueros of Bonao. In a back and forth game the final was Tabaqueros-9, Scots-8. The team had a fried chicken lunch and fresh pineapple before returning to spend the afternoon at the beach at the hotel.
Monday, December 18th
All Day Isla Saona Island Tour
Monday: The Maryville Scots baseball team met on the beach at 6:30 AM this morning and participated in a Dominican Style Beach workout that left them appreciating the hard work that Dominican Professional players have put in to get where they are. The team then spent the day on the Saona Island excursion, riding in Speedboats and catamarans, playing volleyball and football and enjoying the bright blue water. Tomorrow we are back on the field against the Dominican Army National Team.
Tuesday, December 19th
Tuesday: The Maryville Scots traveled to Santo Domingo where they played the Dominican Army National Team. The Army team is very deep and threw more than 10 pitchers against Maryville in the Army's victory. The Army then fed the entire Maryville traveling party a feast fit for a king after the game.
In the afternoon the Scots toured the Historic Colonial Zone in Santo Domingo--The Oldest European Settlement in the New World. After touring Santo Domingo the team attended a Dominican Winter League game and got a taste for the energy of the Dominican Crowd.
Wednesday, December 20th
Wednesday: The Maryville Scots went to San Pedro de Macoris and played against the Paulino Academy. In a fierce battle the game ended in a 3-3 9-inning tie as the teams had run out of pitchers. Wednesday afternoon the Scots visited the Sugar Cane village of Gautier where they painted 3 houses and visited with the local kids.
Thursday, December 21st
Depart for The United States
Trip Album at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/dominicanbaseballcamp/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1606060072764995
Head Coach Cody Church's Reflections: