Whatcom Middle School students Eric Thompson, 13, front, and Dexer Crawford, 11, play in the batting cages at Inside Pitch in 2009.
Whatcom Middle School students Eric Thompson, 13, front, and Dexer Crawford, 11, play in the batting cages at Inside Pitch in 2009. Staff The Bellingham Herald file
Whatcom Middle School students Eric Thompson, 13, front, and Dexer Crawford, 11, play in the batting cages at Inside Pitch in 2009. Staff The Bellingham Herald file