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Former Durant official and wife donate batting cages

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Three batting cages like this were donated to the City of Durant by Tim and Brandy Rundel. (Durant City Council) Three batting cages like this were donated to the City of Durant by Tim and Brandy Rundel. (Durant City Council)
Three donated batting cages are earmarked for use at Plyler Park in Durant. (KTEN) Three donated batting cages are earmarked for use at Plyler Park in Durant. (KTEN)

DURANT, Okla. -- The City of Durant is getting new baseball equipment for local youth teams at Plyler Park.

Tim Rundel and his wife Brandy donated three batting cages to the city in memory of his late brother, Chuck. Tim Rundel is the former Durant city manager and the couple owns The Monterey Chapel of Allied Arts.

"We decided to donate these to the city for our little league teams and our softball players here in town, and we think its a great opportunity for parents and coaches to utilize these," he said.

Rundel believes the cages, valued at $3,500, will be available starting this fall, but that's pending a decision at Tuesday's City Council meeting.

Durant resident Regina Buchanan offered her support for the plan.

"These kids around this town need somewhere to practice, and they need some backdrops so they can learn what they're doing," she said.
 

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