The baseball season in Carlyle got off to a strong start as they hosted a baseball clinic over the weekend.

Danny Rasmussen, a coach with Carlyle Minor Ball, said the two-day clinic was successful. "We've had a lot of good feedback. We had 16 kids on the first day and 20 the next day, so it went very well."

This was the first time the organization held this type of clinic, and Rasmussen described it as an overall positive experience. "We covered a lot of fundamental fielding and outfielding in the morning, then focused on batting in the afternoon. It involved fundamental one-on-one time with the kids."

The clinic was divided by age groups, with seven- and eight-year-olds attending on Saturday and U11 and U13 age groups on Sunday.

Carlyle Minor Ball has seen increased interest from younger players this season. "I think we have two teams in every age group from U7 to U13 right now," Rasmussen said. There are currently no U15 or U18 teams this season.

The season has already begun for the U11 and U13 teams. Rasmussen noted that as soon as the weather improves, they start practicing. Clinics like this one are a great way to boost player performance.

"That was the main purpose of it all—more baseball for the kids and more time on the diamond," said Rasmussen.