Calvert Hall senior Rowe hosts baseball camp for senior project

October 03, 2012|By Katherine Dunn

When Calvert Hall’s Zach Rowe started thinking last spring about the independent senior project he would complete as a member of the McMullen Scholars Program, he came up with a way to incorporate two of his favorite things – baseball and service.

Rowe, a member of the Cardinals MIAA A Conference champion baseball team, put together an invitational camp for some Baltimore City youngsters that he will run Sunday afternoon at Carlo Crispino Stadium on the school’s Towson campus.

With help from the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation and his Cardinals teammates, Rowe will conduct a four-hour session with at least 20 boys ages 12-to-14 from the James Mosher League.

“I wanted to do something service oriented, but I didn’t want it to be a service day,” Rowe said. “I wanted to give back to the community and to give the kids the opportunity to develop sportsmanship and teamwork on and off the field and to give them the opportunity to develop their baseball skills.”

Rowe is no stranger to service. A peer minister at Calvert Hall, he also participated with other students in a service immersion trip to Montana. The teenagers spent a week at another Lasallian Catholic school on a Native American reservation in Browning, Montana just outside of Glacier National Park.

“There’s a lot of poverty in the town of Browning,” Rowe said, “and the school targets the underprivileged. We went out there and we were teachers' aids. We each had a grade, fourth through eighth. We got to know the kids and tried to be a positive influence on them. At the same time, we learned about their culture and built relationships with them.”

Rowe, who has worked at Calvert Hall baseball camps, plays several positions, catcher, outfield and inner midfield. He plans to play in college and said he is being recruited by a couple of Division III schools. He has a 4.0 unweighted GPA in the McMullen Scholars Program, a four-year study program at the honors and advanced placement levels.


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