The Dominican Republic Sports & Education Academy will hold tryouts at Southern on Saturday, Jan. 16, for its Summer Baseball Experience, a one-month pilot project in the Dominican Republic involving baseball players from the U.S. who are currently sophomores or juniors in high school.

Players will be selected based on baseball skills and academic standing, and invited to participate in the project, which will provide instruction, clinics conducted by Major League Baseball, SAT and ACT preparation, and Spanish lessons.

Registration will be at 9:30 a.m. and the tryout will begin at 10 a.m.

Prospects must provide their own transportation to the tryout and their own baseball shoes, glove and practice clothes.

There is a $25 registration fee for the tryout. Once selected, participation in the program is free.

For information, contact Tim Halloran at or visit