Batters Up in Wilmington

JUNE 15, 2006 -- If you think you have what it takes to stand in the batter's box and face some of the Major League's toughest pitchers, there's a new place in town where you can take a swing or two.

"Batters Up" indoor batting cages just opened on Carolina Beach Road. Inside are several cages where baseball and softball players can hone their swinging skills.

A video system is connected with a pitching machine to simulate pitches from some of baseball's best hurlers.

"Batters Up" is already the official training home for the Wilmington Sharks, but the owner hopes the cages will help all local athletes next time they're up to bat.

Reported by Joe Keiley