Adam Eaton to host hitting clinic at Kenton Ridge on Sunday

The Nationals’ Adam Eaton and the Cardinals’ Kolten Wong get tangled up after Eaton slid into second in an attempt to break up a double play during the eighth inning at Nationals Park on April 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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The Nationals’ Adam Eaton and the Cardinals’ Kolten Wong get tangled up after Eaton slid into second in an attempt to break up a double play during the eighth inning at Nationals Park on April 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Washington National outfielder is a 2007 Kenton Ridge graduate

Washington Nationals outfielder and Springfield native Adam Eaton will host a hitting clinic from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Kenton Ridge High School.

Eaton, a 2007 Kenton Ridge graduate, is entering his seventh season in the big leagues. He has played for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox and now the Nationals. He’s a career .284 hitter who hit .297 in 23 games last season, his first in Washington. His season was cut short by a knee injury.

According to a press release, Eaton “will be speaking on overcoming odds, his experience in the recruiting process, and offensive/defensive philosophies, along with demonstrating different drills he has used to make it to ‘The Show’ after being drafted in the 19th round out of Miami University.”

Eaton will also do a question-and-answer session with participants and sign autographs. Cost is $20 per person. Doors open at 11:15 a.m.

Eaton is also in town to speak at the Springfield/Clark County Baseball Hall of Fame Banquet on Saturday night.

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