24-hour batting cage opens in Milledgeville

Four baseball and softball dads started an indoor 24-hour batting cage in Milledgeville. They say it's the first of it's kind in the area and want people to be able to practice whenever they can.

A little rain didn't stop the Georgia Force 16 and under softball team from practicing. On Saturday they played indoors for the first time at Milledgeville's "Between the Lines" batting cage that opened in early April.

Coach Walter Greene says he likes that it's open 24 hours a day and is local. "There's never been anything like this really here in Milledgeville. And I know a lot of people they go to McDonough, they go to Marietta, they go to Byron, Warner Robins, Covington," said Greene.

Four baseball and softball dads, who coach, pooled their money together to open it. "We have four cages set up right now 70-footer, two 55s, and a 35 footer," said Spencer Bass, co-owner.

Bass says the 8,000 square foot facility really started as his dad's dream. "So my goal was always to have a batting cage for people to come and hang out and work on their skills," he said.

Like 16-year-old Sinclair Harding who plays second base and outfield. She says there's another batting cage in Milledgeville, but that it's too small to have the entire team practice together.

"It's better when you can come with your team and practice as a team, that way you can get better as a team," said Harding.

Brian Hopkins also one of the owners says it feel great to help out the city's economy.

"It keeps the money here in this community whereas before it was going out of town. And it's reusing a building, and a facility, a location that was sitting idle for some time," said Hopkins.

The company has signed up around 10 members and by next year they hope to have 40.


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