The Valdosta Daily Times
The baseball and softball teams at Valdosta State University hosted the annual Blazer Blast event Sunday at Billy Grant Field and the VSU Softball Complex.
Area youth were given the opportunity to participate in various drills coached by members of both squads and were given the opportunity to receive autographs throughout the event.
Drills included hitting and throwing techniques and base running and sliding drills.
The VSU baseball team opens its season Friday when it hosts Palm Beach Atlantic at 2 p.m. The softball team, the reigning 2012 Division II national champion, will open its season Saturday.
The Blazers will face the Southern Arkansas Lady Muleriders in Pensacola, Fla. The Blazers open their home schedule Feb. 12 against Georgia Southwestern.