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Fourteen year-old Glen Pendleton shows off his baseball bat, “Jobu,” during a hitting session with his dad at Grandview Park last week. Pendleton is organizing a free baseball academy for boys ages 10-16 he hopes to get up and running by the end of the summer. (Hudson Star-Observer photos by Bob Burrows)

Swinging for the fences: Father, son want to share love of baseball

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Incoming high school freshman Glen Pendleton has had so much fun working on hitting with his dad Keith the last three years that they both wanted to get more people involved.


Their goal? A free baseball academy one or two days a week to encourage boys ages 10-16 in the Hudson area to develop their batting and fielding skills in a live, outdoor setting. And they’re encouraging dads to pick up a glove and help out as well.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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