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Andy Reed • Jan 8, 2016 at 4:33 PM

CU one-day baseball clinics Jan. 9

Cumberland hall of fame baseball coach Woody Hunt and son Scott will hold a pair of one-day clinics for players ages 9-16 at the Benton Jennings Practice Facility Jan. 9. Catchers will work out from 9-11:30 a.m. and infielders from 1-3:30 p.m. Catchers should bring their own equipment and infielders a glove and cap. All players should wear sneakers, no cleats. Cost is $50 per player. For more information or to enter, call Woody Hunt at 615-547-1366.

Dansby Swanson to speak at MJ baseball dinner

Former Vanderbilt shortstop Dansby Swanson will be the guest speaker for Mt. Juliet High’s annual fundraising dinner at 6 p.m. Jan. 18 at Victory Baptist Church. Swanson was the No. 1 draft pick last June by the Arizona Diamondbacks but was traded to the Atlanta Braves earlier this offseason. Tickets are $35 each and available by emailing Golden Bear assistant coach Josh Marlowe at jmarlowe03@gmail.com.

Lebanon Youth Baseball signups under way online

Online signups for the 2016 Lebanon Youth Baseball season are under way through Feb. 20 on the league’s website, lebanonyouthbaseball.net. All players, new and returning, must register. Tryouts, which are coaches’ evaluations, will be held Feb. 20-21. The league draft will be Feb. 27 and the first week of practice will be Feb. 29-March 4. Opening day will be April 2 with league playoffs and championships June 6-11.

MJ baseball launches stadium legacy program

Mt. Juliet High baseball is installing 117 reserved seatback chairs in the bleachers behind home plate available to season ticketholders as part of the stadium legacy program launched by the MJHS Baseball Booster Club. Fans, including businesses, who purchase one or more of the seatback chairs will have his/her/company name permanently engraved into the metal seat number plate. Booster club member Derek Hunley said 20 seats were sold within the first 48 hours of rolling out the program. For more information, call 615-829-4531, email stadium legacy@yahoo.com or visit mjhsbaseballboosters.weebly.com.

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