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Millworks industrial park owner Allison Moody recently donated a large warehouse — which previously housed EnviroFlight —to the Yellow Springs Schools baseball program for off-season training. (Submitted photo)

Off-season baseball training at Millworks

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The Yellow Springs Schools baseball program announced this week that it has opened an off-season training facility in a warehouse at Millworks.

According to a press release, the space has been donated by Millworks owner Allison Moody “for the purpose of developing local baseball talent.” 

“The coaches have worked extremely hard to jam-pack the space with lots of equipment to ensure a safe and effective environment,” the press release reads.

In addition to the varsity baseball squad, junior varsity and middle school teams were established last year, and according to Head Coach Mitch Clark, practice space has been an issue for the baseball program.

“We really needed a larger space for pitchers and hitters to get the experience of a full-length batting cage,” Clark stated in the release. “The space in the high school gym is appreciated, but this facility provides much more flexibility in terms of space and availability.”

The warehouse space previously housed sustainable agriculture company EnviroFlight, which left Yellow Springs for Maysville, Kentucky, last year.

Millworks owner Moody, herself a former softball player, offered the vacant warehouse until she is able to lease it for commercial use.

The new training facility is one of several shifts being made to improve the baseball program in response to feedback from last year’s players, parents and coaches, according to the press release. The program has also added three coaches to its roster for 2024.

“I can’t guarantee these enhancements will translate into wins and championships yet, just because of the nature of baseball, but there is no question the talent level will continue to increase as the players work on their development,” Clark stated in the release.

Those interested are invited to visit the facility as teams prepare for the upcoming season. High school players are scheduled to train Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5–7 p.m., and middle school players on Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30–8 p.m.

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