Clark Atlanta Sports Information
During a week in which some of major league baseball’s greatest players were honored, Clark Atlanta University baseball coach Kentaus “K.C.” Carter represented CAU at baseball’s mecca, the city of Cooperstown, New York.
Carter participated in the Cooperstown Baseball Camp, one of the many festivities surrounding a week that culminated with Major League Baseball’s newest Hall of Famers being inducted.
“It’s a baseball camp for kids aged 9-16,” said Carter. “We worked on different skills such as fielding, hitting, base-running and increasing their baseball IQ in the morning session. We progressed to playing games with the younger guys on the Little League fields and the older guys on the MLB field in the afternoon session. The week I was there, we had about 32 participants and did a lot of great baseball related activities with them.”
Along with developing their baseball skills, camp participants from across the country also took part in a whiffle ball tournament and a home run derby.
Carter, who has been involved in baseball since he was 3-years-old and is a lifelong Atlanta Braves fan, said he was elated to have the opportunity to meet former Braves pitcher Tom Glavine and his former teammate Chipper Jones who was inducted into the Hall Fame that week. Carter also enjoyed a conversation with former Braves pitching coach Leo Mazzone and met a number of other professional baseball luminaries such as former major leaguer stars Pudge Rodriquez, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame last year, and former star pitcher Dwight Gooden.
His biggest thrill was representing Clark Atlanta University at baseball’s mecca during a special weekend.
“It’s the Baseball Hall of Fame,” he said. “And for CAU to be represented at that time where Hall of Famers are being inducted, I think is huge. It was immense for me to be in that town representing Clark Atlanta University and introducing young ballplayers to the coaching talents Clark Atlanta University has to offer.”