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Free coaches clinic at PNC Field is open to area baseball and softball coaches

December 21, 2017 - International League (IL) - Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders News Release

MOOSIC, PA - RailRiders University is offering a free coaches clinic on January 13, 2018. The clinic will run from 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. at PNC Field. Seven different guest speakers will discuss a wide array of topics during the four-hour session.

RailRiders University, presented by Geisinger Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, is pleased to have Russ Canzler, Doug Davis, Max Kranick, Joe McCarthy, Eddy Rodriguez, Phil Rossi and Gary Ruby as featured speakers during the clinic. Topics covered during the free coaches clinic include conducting effective practices, drills to improve fundamentals, techniques to improve a player's mental edge and a discussion on protecting pitcher's arm during the season and throughout the year.

Canzler was a four-time Minor League Baseball All-Star during his playing career and the 2011 International League Most Valuable Player. Davis has coached for the last 22 years, including 2017 on the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre staff. Kranick is a graduate of Valley View High School and an 11th round choice by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2017. McCarthy was a fifth round selection of Tampa Bay in 2015 out of the University of Virginia. Rodriguez was drafted by Cincinnati in 2006 and played for the RailRiders during each of the last three seasons, including the Triple-A National Championship run in 2016. Rossi was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 36th round of the 1977 draft. Ruby spent three decades in baseball as a pitching coach or coordinator for several Major League clubs.

A special meet-and-greet session is available prior to the clinic beginning at 9:00 A.M. on January 13. Space is limited for this free coaches clinic, so please contact Robby Judge via email at rjudge@swbrailriders.com or by phone at 570-558-4612.

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