Baseball Classic starts Saturday at VA


CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — The Chillicothe Paints, presented by Adena Health System, will host the week-long 5th Annual First National Bank “Baseball Classic” beginning Saturday, March 25.

A total of 26 high school teams will compete in a 14-game schedule over seven days.

Both the Miami Trace Panthers and Washington Blue Lions varsity baseball teams will be taking part.

“Opening Day” for Ohio High School baseball is Saturday, March 25, and there will be five games slated at VA Memorial Stadium, starting at 10 a.m.

There will be one game each evening at 6:30 p.m. beginning Monday, March 27 and running through Friday, March 31. The event will wrap up Saturday, April 1 with four games, starting at 10 a.m.

The “Baseball Classic” was established in 2013 with the idea of providing local baseball fans the opportunity to watch some of the “elite” prep programs from around the state and southeastern Ohio. Many of the teams are perennial powers and recent state champions, making this week-long event one of the top showcases of high school baseball in Ohio.

A number of the players featured in these games are already committed to top Division I collegiate baseball programs, and many more are being heavily recruited to further their respective careers in baseball. The odds are very good that some of these young players will be performing in the professional ranks in years to come.

CNK Athletic Equipment of Circleville is also a contributing sponsor.

Each day’s admission is $5 for adults and $4 for students. Concessions will be available.

2017 FNB BASEBALL CLASSIC, presented by CNK ATHLETIC EQUIPMENT

site: VA Memorial Stadium, Chillicothe, Ohio

SATURDAY, MARCH 25

10 a.m…….Westfall vs Oak Hill

12:30…….Zane Trace vs Archbishop McNicholas

3:00………Circleville vs Jackson

5:00………Wheelersburg vs Jonathan Alder

7:30………Gallia Academy vs Washington C.H.

MONDAY, MARCH 27

6:30………Piketon vs Lucasville Valley

TUESDAY, MARCH 28

6:30………Canal Winchester vs Athens

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29

6:30………Amanda-Clearcreek vs Adena

THURSDAY, MARCH 30

6:30………Hilliard Darby vs Waverly

FRIDAY, MARCH 31

6:30………Miami Trace vs London

SATURDAY, APRIL 1

10 a.m…….Chillicothe vs Heath

12:30…….Teays Valley vs Newark Catholic

3:00………Wheelersburg vs Adena

7:00………Wellston vs Cuyahoga Heights