TROY, Ala. (TROJANVISION) — TROY baseball held its second annual Women’s Baseball Clinic last Friday at Riddle-Pace Field, giving women in the Troy community a chance to look behind the scenes.
Attendees were given a tour of the new facilities, a chance to practice their pitching and hitting, and the opportunity to test their strength in the weight room.
“Get to learn about baseball, but you also get to hang out with your friends,” said attendee Katherine Hoppenjan.
The event was held to recognize the contributions the women of Troy Baseball have made to the program.
“I believe that behind every great man is a great woman,” Hoppenjan told TrojanVision.
Troy Head Baseball Coach Skylar Meade said women are vital to the success of the program.
“Just like every program in the country, women are the lifeblood of it. So, whether its our wives, girlfriends, fiancées, moms, aunts, grandmothers, those are the people who have gotten a lot of our players to where they are.”
Jesse Meade, the wife of head coach Skylar Meade, said that while baseball season is underway, the wives of the coaches are left with many responsibilities to ensure everything at home, and ultimately the team, runs smoothly.
“When coaches are prepping and planning and doing things with the team, we are taking care of things at the house, we are taking care of our kids, we are making sure things run well at home.”
The Trojans’ opening game is set for Friday, Feb. 16 at 4p.m. It will be the first of a four-game series against SIUE.