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Baseball: Mariners shortstop Jack Wilson takes over batting cage

February 4, 2010 |  5:51 pm

Former Thousand Oaks shortstop Jack Wilson of the Seattle Mariners has taken over as owner and operator of the J2 Indoor Hitting Facility in Simi Valley.

Located at 2285 Ward Ave. off the 118 Freeway at Madera, the facility features cages that deliver baseballs and softballs to batters.

Wilson will sign complimentary photos on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. He lives in Ventura County with his wife and three children.

"Professional athletes can have a big influence on young people, and I am blessed to be fortunate enough to now run an indoor batting complex that is designed to be the premier facility of its kind in the region, dedicated to helping both baseball and softball ballplayers of every age," Wilson said.

-- Eric Sondheimer