Middle school softball

Oceanside coach Drinkwater requests return of pitching machine

By Staff | Apr 01, 2014

Thomaston — The Oceanside West Middle School softball team has been practicing for more than a week, but have not had the same amount of equipment on hand as in years past.

In fact, they are missing one of their key components.

Mariner coach Gene Drinkwater lent the team's blue pitching machine last summer to an unknown softball enthusiast, but the machine has not been returned.

The machine did not work when Drinkwater obtained it and the coach has had it for seven years. Drinkwater replaced the motor and “resurrected it and I've had it ever since.”

Drinkwater asks the person who borrowed the machine to call him at 594-2093 so that he and his young athletes can utilize it this spring.

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