NORTHEAST GLENDALE — Standing in front of the pitcher's mound on the all-dirt infield at the Glendale Sports Complex on Friday morning, Buzz Cook leaned into a shopping cart holding dozens of baseballs.
Cook grabbed a ball one at a time and tossed batting practice for about an hour to eager athletes who attended the first of two installments of the second annual Flintridge Prep Baseball Camp.
The reverberation of the ball hitting the bat resonated throughout the north side of the venue. The campers put themselves in position to field the hit balls cleanly.
Clearly, repetition at its finest.
It was a sign to Cook, the 10-year Flintridge Prep baseball coach, that the athletes were learning on the fly and wanting to continue to hone their skills.
Cook, who guided Flintridge Prep to a second-place finish in the Prep League and an appearance in the CIF Southern Section Division VI playoffs this season, watched the infielders and outfielders scoop up grounders or shag fly balls.