On Saturday, June 23, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. the Orioles will partner with The Y of Central Maryland, Baltimore Area Travel Softball (BATS), and the Coppin State University women's softball team to conduct their inaugural youth softball clinic at the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Family Center Y on the Ripken Youth Development field, located on the same site where Memorial Stadium once stood.
The participants will consist of 100 girls from BATS and the Y of Central Maryland. BATS is a new league in inner city Baltimore focused on providing girls ages 12-16 the opportunity to play the game while preparing for high school. The youth will be instructed on the fundamentals of softball by Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy and his fiancée, Adrienne Acton, a four-year starter and two-time NCAA softball champion at the University of Arizona. The girls will also receive one-on-one instruction from the coaches of Coppin State University's Division 1 softball team and members of the Oriole Wives.