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Players step up to the plate at spring training clinic

With encouragement from a varsity softball player, a young batter stepped up to practice her swing. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

PINE PLAINS — With the 2019 season afoot, the Pine Plains varsity baseball and softball teams decided to lend their expertise to training the district’s future players at a spring training clinic for students ages 5 to 13 on Wednesday, April 24. 

The clinic welcomed roughly 30 young players who received coaching from 14 varsity players with assistance from two junior varsity players. Dividing into six stations, students focused on the fundamentals of the game, such as batting, bunting, fielding, throwing, base running and defense. 

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