NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- The Monroe Mustangs baseball team took time out recently from preparing for their season to hold a clinic to help the New Rochelle Thunder youth travel baseball team gear up for their own campaign.
"We're offering the kids an opportunity to spend some time with our college kids, get some instruction, and have a good time," Monroe coach Luis Melendez said in a statement. "We want to give back to the community. New Rochelle has been great to us and our program and this is about community service and giving back to the community."
Melendez, along with other coaches and players worked with the Thunder players on hitting, base running, pitching and playing the infield and outfield.
"Monroe did it last year and it was a hit and we've had nothing but parent requests for it on an ongoing basis," Anthony Falisi, director of New Rochelle Thunder Sports said in a statement. "The coaches are outstanding. They're teaching the kids the fundamentals in a two or three-hour window. No one else is doing this."