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Photo 1:A youngster snags a ball during fielding drills at Saturday’s Wilbert Ellis Baseball Camp at Fraser Field in Ruston. Photo 2:Wilbert Ellis, left, spoke with Lincoln Parish Sheriff Mike Stone before the camp started.

The Wilbert Ellis baseball camp is designed to teach youth about the game of baseball, and more importantly, life skills.

But sometimes life has a way of turning things around.

Ellis was only able to attend the opening of Saturday’s third annual camp at Fraser Field before having to leave to go speak in Bastrop at the funeral of a close friend.

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