EDISON, NJ -- Former Major League baseball player and batting coach Milt Thompson conducted the second annual Wardlaw+Hartridge Baseball Clinic on Feb. 9 in Laidlaw Gym. The 2½-hour session, open to players in grades 5-12, included student athletes from W+H and other area schools and towns. W+H varsity head coach Andrew Mulvey and Middle School head coach Tim Head also attended.

Thompson, a former outfielder and World Series winning batting coach, provided instructions on many fundamental skills, including base running, throwing, fielding and batting. Thompson also shared motivational words for the young ballplayers, with an emphasis on commitment, discipline, hard work and practice.

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison is Central Jersey’s premier PreK-12 independent school. The campus is located at 1295 Inman Ave. in North Edison, near the Scotch Plains border and just five miles from downtown Westfield. It is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational day school that prepares students to lead and succeed in a world of global interconnection. Wardlaw+Hartridge provides an educational atmosphere characterized by academic challenge, support for individual excellence, diversity, and a familial sense of community.