Coast to Coast Baseball invites players ages 10-18 to one of the organization’s upcoming tryout events. At the tryout, staff will evaluate a player’s skill in four areas: hitting, fielding, arm strength and speed.

The tryouts are at the following locations and times:

• Mansfield Stadium, Bangor, outdoor field, Sunday, Aug. 21, tryout begins at 10 a.m. and hitting camp at 2 p.m.

• Southern Maine Sports Zone, Saco, indoor turf facility, Saturday, Aug. 20, tryout begins at 10 a.m. and hitting camp at 2 p.m.

In addition to the tryout, an instructional hitting camp will be held the same days. The goal of the camp is to help players improve hitting fundamentals as well as their mental approach at the plate

For more information, visit the group’s website at or call 740-373-4455.

Since the summer of 2001, more than 2,000 athletes ages 11-18 from 46 states have participated in the Coast to Coast Baseball program. The group’s alumni now compete at every level of collegiate baseball and even professionally.

Players who are accepted to the program may choose to represent the United States in competition in Puerto Rico, or work with top college coaches and pro scouts at one of the Florida or Arizona Camp and Showcase events held at a Major League Baseball spring-training complex.

VillageSoup sports staff can be reached by phone at 207-594-4401 or by email at