SCC’s Schulte holding winter baseball clinic

BY PCC STAFF

BURLINGTON – Southeastern Community College head baseball coach Justin Schulte is holding a winter break baseball skills camp on Dec. 27th and 28th.

The camp will also feature former Fort Madison standout Chris Ramirez, who was on the 2000 state champion baseball team.

A youth MVP camp for ages 7-12 will be held from 9 a.m. to noon with registration at 8:30 on both days. An advanced and evaluation camp for ages 13-18 will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. on both days with registration at 12:30 p.m. Both camps are being held at the SCC gymnasium.

Campers will need to sign a registration form and provide their own insurance for the event.

Justin Schulte enters his 20th season as a head coach and 23rd season in college baseball. The 2017-2018 season will mark Schulte’s 13th season leading the Blackhawks. In his first 19 seasons as a head coach, Schulte has compiled 749 victories – 473 of which have come in his twelve seasons at Southeastern, the best twelve-year run in school history.

Schulte came to SCC from Mt. Mercy College where he led the Mustang’s to 276 wins in seven seasons. This is more wins than any four year school in Iowa within that time span. While at Mt. Mercy, his team made six Regional Tournaments in seven years and had seven of the top seasons in school history while breaking numerous school records.

Prior to Mt. Mercy, Schulte was the pitching coach at Southeastern from 1996-1998 and in 1998 the team broke the school record for wins, a record broken in the spring of 2009.

Ramirez is currently the head coach at the University of Illinois-Springfield, He joins the Winter Camp staff for the second year straight year and is no stranger to southeast Iowa as he was an All-State Player on the 2000 State Championship team at Fort Madison High School.

Ramirez started his college coaching career at Southeastern in the fall of 2005 and was the hitting coach for two seasons, including the 2007 ICCAC conference championship. Chris was also the Head Baseball Coach at West Burlington high school in the summer of 2006.

Chris went on to be the recruiting coordinator at NCAA Division 1 Texas A&M Corpus Christi from 2007 to 2103. In the summer of 2014 Chris took over as the Head Baseball Coach at The University of Illinois Springfield and quickly made the program an annual contender in the NCAA Division 2 Great Lakes Valley Conference.

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