New youth baseball center opens early March

The Dugout is the latest in an ongoing effort for our area to support recreational baseball and softball. It will hold a Grand Opening event on Saturday, March 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 pm. 

The facility is 15,000 sq. ft, climate controlled and fully turfed. It boasts 11 batting cages, 5 Iron Mike Pitching Machines, 2 Bullpens, a full size infield, and a media room. The Dugout has a roster of 10 professional instructors that will offer personal hitting, fielding, and pitching lessons. It also has plans to work with the community and local charities such as the Miracle League, Boy’s Club, and The Autism Advocate Foundation to bring the love of the game to as many as possible.

Mayor John Rhodes will be on hand for the official ribbon cutting at noon. Bojangles will be there serving free food to anyone that buys an annual membership and the Game Truck will also be there for kids to play all the latest video games. The batting cages will be open and free for the day and there will be prize raffles every half hour.

Owner Eddy Bodge commented “We’re very excited about The Dugout and all it has to offer the Grand Strand and the surrounding area. We look forward to helping develop young ball players and helping them learn and enjoy this great game.”

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