Extra Innings Hagerstown Named 2008 Franchise of the Year

June 27, 2008 // Franchising.com // - Middleton, Massachusetts - June, 2008: Extra Innings, America's leader in indoor baseball and softball training centers, is proud to announce Hagerstown, Maryland as their 2008 "Franchise of The Year." Extra Innings Hagerstown beat out over 35 other facilities from coast to coast to win this inaugural award.

Extra Innings bestows the "Franchise of the Year Award" to the location that best exemplifies Extra Innings' commitment to customer satisfaction and baseball and softball development. The award also represents the franchise location that best displays the Extra Innings "triple threat" of training, instruction, and pro shop while going above and beyond the call of duty within the franchise system at all times.

"We chose Extra Innings Hagerstown as they really strive to make their customers part of the Extra Innings family," noted Mark Andrews, Vice President of Franchise Operations for the Extra Innings Franchise Company. "They are also committed to teaching the fundamentals while implementing self-confidence and self-esteem to their players' approach to the game."

Extra Innings Hagerstown, owned by father and son team Rick and Matt Johnson, opened its doors in December of 2006. The facility offers a state of the art, year round, training facility showcasing over 20,000 square feet with 30-foot high ceilings. Players will enjoy five indoor batting tunnels; three coin operated automated batting cages, a members' only training area, video analysis of hitting and pitching mechanics, a birthday area, and a fully stocked Pro Shop.

Extra Innings Hagerstown, located at 16038 Business Pkwy, also offers private and group baseball and softball instruction, camps and clinics featuring its staff of former and current professional players, college all-stars, and area high school and college coaches. Hours of operation for Extra Innings Hagerstown are 10am-10pm Monday through Friday, 9am-10pm on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information on Extra Innings Hagerstown, memberships and upcoming clinics, visit www.extrainnings-hagerstown.com or call 301-393-2668.

About Extra Innings:

Founded in 1996 and based in Middleton, MA, Extra Innings provides practice facilities, professional instruction, and a nationally recognized Pro Shop to baseball and softball players of all ages and ability levels. The Extra Innings Franchise Company is committed to providing these same opportunities and services to ballplayers across the country with its franchise initiative. Additional locations are set to open this year in California, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and Washington. For more information, or to find one of the over 30 locations nearest you, visit www.extrainnings.us.



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