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Assistant baseball coach Benjamin Thomas makes sure one of his team members, Nathan Allen, has his right elbow up in the correct spot during warm-ups before stepping into the batting cages at the Bakersfield Batting Range Wednesday evening at 4001 Chester Avenue. Their summer hours are Monday through Sunday from 5pm-10pm. The batting range owner is Dan Wells.

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Two young baseball players chat before taking their turn at the batting range.

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With his eye on the ball at the Bakersfield Batting Range hitter Bradley Thomas gets ready to take his cuts to help him prepare for his upcoming baseball season. Many coaches bring their teams to the range and practice for their upcoming season or next game on the roster.

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Bakersfield Batting Range helmets (BBR) are issued to all the would be hitters before going into the cage to practice softball or hardball. There are several ball speeds available depending on each hitters level of expertise.

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The Bakersfield Batting Range is an excellent form of family entertainment, fun and a good way to work on your hitting skills. Many parents and coaches bring their children and watch behind the fence, often giving pointers to the would be ball players.

Th Bakersfield Batting Range is the place to be on a summer afternoon. Many coaches bring their teams to the range to practice for the upcoming season or next game.

Both coaches and parents offer advice to the kids. We captured an evening in photos.