Summer baseball training has begun for the Starkville Academy Volunteers.
The Vols opened the summer schedule on Thursday against Heritage Academy and it is an opportunity for head coach Thomas Berkery to get many players some experience against some of the same teams they will face during the regular season in the spring.
“New faces and some not new faces, but guys who are going to get thrust into some playing time and we want to put them into game action,” Berkery said. “We are doing some different stuff this summer with some skill development that we didn’t do last year. They are working behind the scenes as well as getting their game reps.”
For more on Starkville Academy as it starts summer workouts, see Friday's Starkville Daily News.