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June 11, 2013 > Little Leaguers look forward to cages

Little Leaguers look forward to cages

Submitted By Mike Heightchew
Photos By Mike Heightchew

A dream of Little League coaches and players is to have a great place to start their season. To begin work on the basics of hitting, nothing can take the place of a batting cage for practice. Learning how to read pitches and time the swing of a bat can be perfected in the confines of the cage. Double-wide batting cages, now in place at Warm Springs Little League, create "a better experience for kids, which leads to more enthusiasm, involvement and learning," says Vic Langford who managed the project for the Warm Springs Little League.

After a year of hard work by Warm Springs Little League volunteers and help from local businesses including Robson Homes and the Fremont Unified School District, Warm Springs Little leaguers now can practice to their heart's content. In a ceremony Saturday, June 8, the fruits of their labor officially opened for business. Langford spoke of the dedication by volunteers and thanked everyone who made this a reality. Since 1989, 4-12 year-olds have played Little League baseball on four baseball diamonds behind Warm Springs Elementary School. Langford noted that the whole community will benefit from the addition of the batting cages as "an integral part of our playing fields."

The league, a non-profit organization, is also creating a "mini-diamond" adjacent to the new cages, where families can donate to the project in exchange for bricks and larger stones inscribed with dedications and their family's name.

For more information on Warm Springs Little League, visit: www.wsll.org.

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