"What the indoor baseball concept has done over the last 10-15 years," Wachusett Regional coach Matt Gull said, "is it's brought the New England player a little bit closer to the southern player.
Obviously we're never going to be able to exactly replicate what they can do in the South because they're on grass, outdoors, but it gives our guys a little bit more of an opportunity to enhance their skills and refine their skills during the offseason.
It's brought them a little closer."
Gull, 37, who grew up in Holden and is an instructor at The Strike Zone in Worcester, recalled his first experience with training indoors for baseball when he was about 13 at Grand Slam of New England in Sterling.
"Before that, it was find a gym and do whatever," Gull
, who coached Wachusett to the Division 1 Central Mass. title last year, said the opportunity to train indoors has absolutely benefited his
"The MIAA really only allows a two-week window to get ready for the first game," Gull