KENNEWICK, Wash. - A former minor league baseball player from Richland has open the largest indoor baseball training facility in southeastern Washington.
Nate Holdren is former Bomber who went on to play with the Colorado Rockies minor league after graduating from the University of Michigan. He has returned to his hometown to reopen the Batter's Box.
In April 2016, Holdren and his wife Angie bought the Batter's Box and moved it from its original building on Columbia Park Trail. On Dec. 1 they reopened it at a 18,000 square foot facility on 4th and Vancouver in Kennewick.
Holdren said he wanted to move to a bigger facility to expand opportunity for the Tri-Cities.
"I wanted more space to provide the community with more options," said Holdren.
The Batter's Box helps young baseball players of any age hone their skills to continue their career after high school.
Primarily a training facility, Holdren has opened his door to anyone who wants to come in to hit or pitch the ball.
"Anyone of any ability, whether it be baseball or softball, has the ability to walk up and work on their baseball or softball skills," Holdren said.
The facility features a Hittrax, an analytical live simulator of baseball that gives kids the ability to see where the ball goes in any major league ballpark.
Holdren is hosting mini-baseball training session up to the end of the year. For more information, head over to their website.