BASEBALL: ADAM Jones is pitching in for a bright future in baseball after a first-time Great Britain call-up.
The Runcorn Jets player has been drafted in for a cadet tournament in Holland next month which will see GB come up against USA, Canada, Russia, Czech Republic and The Netherlands.
A lead pitcher for his club's Bronco age-group team, 13-year-old Adam has been playing baseball for five years.
His coach Mike Stuart said: 'Adam always shows total commitment and it was no surprise when he was spotted by one of the Great Britain coaches at a recent game.'
The tournament, for 13 to 14-year-olds, will be held over six days in Oldenzaal and mum Sandra, dad Howie, brother Dean, 10, and sister Chloe, five, are willing him to do well.
Adam has received a £600 sports development grant from Halton Borough Council and £400 from Rocksavage Power Company, who sponsor the Jets.
His school, the Heath Technology College has, indicated it will sponsor Adam towards the cost of the trip and equipment.
Adam is also grateful to the congregation of Brook Chapel, his family, friends and club for their help and donations towards his expenses.
YOUNGSTERS can get to first base - and beyond - at a free junior baseball 'camp' in Runcorn next month.
It is being staged by Halton Baseball Club as part of the Summer Splash Programme.
Sessions will be taken by qualified Baseball Softball UK coaches, who are registered with Halton Jaguars seniors.
The camp is on Tuesday to Thursday, August 10-12 inclusive (10am-1pm daily) and there's a chance for children to learn the skills of the game, form teams and play.
Designed for players in school years five to nine, it will take place at Halton Sports Field, off the Expressway roundabout in Murdishaw.
All equipment will be provided with a qualified first aider on site at all times.
Youngsters will need outdoor sports clothing to suit the weather; a drinks bottle filled with water; written permission from a parent or guardian and a contact phone number, name and address in writing.
For any further information, visit the Halton Baseball Club website or contact head coach John Mills on 07810 641494.