New gloves donated to Central High baseball players

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by Tyler Baldwin

azfamily.com

Posted on March 15, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Updated Saturday, Mar 15 at 2:40 PM

PHOENIX -- Central High School baseball players appreciate the value of a good glove, but some players on the team cannot afford the equipment.

Coaches have used their own money to buy gloves but some players still have to share.

"They’re in a line, I’m hitting them fly balls, and I catch my ball and then I have to pass off my glove to the next guy," explained Nick Kazanas, who coaches Central High's freshman baseball team.

But thanks to Mizuno USA, a sports equipment company, the team will be getting 10 brand new gloves, each valued at about $110. That free equipment will help the team take on the season.

Mizuno is also giving players the chance to use new technology to help break in those gloves.

"With the glove steamer, you’re not going to make a new glove feel old," Dalton Susselman of Mizuno USA said. "But you’re going to be able to shape the glove to be a lot more similar to your old glove."

The students are grateful for the new gloves, with one player saying the equipment will make the team better than ever.

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