Hustle Baseball To Hold Tryouts At Ooltewah On Saturday

Owls Coaches Hitchcox, Caldwell Leading Summer Teams

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The brand new Hustle Baseball program is having tryouts for its 2015 summer teams on Saturday at Ooltewah High School.

Eleven- and 12-year-old tryouts are scheduled for noon to 2 p.m., 13-14 go from 2 to 4 p.m. and 15-16 from 4 to 6 p.m.

This program will be led by Ooltewah coach Brian Hitchcox and his new assistant Wes Caldwell, who have a combined 40-plus years of baseball experience at the professional, collegiate and high school levels.

Anyone in the Ooltewah area seriously interested in becoming a better baseball player is encouraged to attend.

For anyone not able to attend, there will be another tryout on Saturday, Aug. 30 at OHS: 11-13 from noon-2 and 14-16 from 2-4.

For more information call 423-715-0177 or e-mail

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