03/23/2017 8:27 PM
Wilson, NC – The Wilson Tobs are proud to announce the schedule for the 5th Annual Varsity Spring Baseball Classic to be held at Historic Fleming Stadium on Friday, March 24th & Saturday, March 25th, 2017. The Varsity Classic will feature six games involving eleven high school teams from around the area with games starting at 3 pm Friday and 11 am on Saturday.
The Wilson Tobs will not be charging entry fees for teams participating this season, but instead would greatly appreciate any non-perishable food donations. Canned food donations provided by players, coaches, fans, and families will be distributed to 13 local food pantries to feed those who are less fortunate in the Wilson County area in participation with the Wilson Tobs 5th Annual Home Run for Hunger Program.
“This season’s Varsity Classic will mark the return of some familiar teams, while also welcoming some newcomers. With the increased popularity of the Classic, we have expanded the schedule to now run for two days to compensate for the increase interest,” said Wilson Tobs General Manager Mike Bell. “We hope to build on the success in the first four campaigns and make this year’s the best yet.
The full slate of games will begin on Friday afternoon with Greenfield playing Hickory Christian at 3 pm. The nightcap will feature North Lenoir squaring off against Southeastern Home School at 5:30 pm. Saturday’s slate of games will begin with CB Aycock battling Southeastern Home School at 11 am. Following the conclusion of that game, Wilson Christian will face Nash Central at 1:30 pm. The final two games of the Varsity Classic will include Fike taking on JH Rose at 4 pm with the final game consisting of Wake County Home School and DH Conley at 7 pm. The game schedule is listed below:
Friday, March 24th
3 pm Greenfield vs. Hickory Christian
5:30 am North Lenoir vs. Southeastern Home School
Saturday, March 25th
11 am CB Aycock vs. Southeastern Home School
1:30 pm Wilson Christian vs. Nash Central
4 pm Fike vs. JH Rose
7 pm Wake County Home School vs. DH Conley
For just $7, fans can purchase an all-day pass and enjoy a full day of baseball action at Historic Fleming Stadium. Ticket discounts will apply to those that bring canned food donations for the Wilson Tobs Home Run for Hunger Program. The gates will open at 2 pm on March 24th and 10 am on March 25th.
The Wilson Tobs home opener for the 2017 season is Sunday, May 28th. Season tickets and ticket packages are on sale now and can be purchased by calling (252) 291-8627, or by visiting www.wilsontobs.com/tickets.
The Wilson Tobs enter their 21st season as an original member within the Coastal Plain League for the 2017 Summer. The upcoming season for the Tobs will see an expanded community outreach effort, increased participation in helping the less fortunate, and more exciting entertainment for the Wilson Community. We would like to dedicate each successful season to the Wilson Community, Coastal Plain League Organization, Host Families, Sponsors Partners, and the Dedicated Fans throughout the city of Wilson. The Wilson Tobs have played host to over 100 alumni taken in the draft and have produced a dozen players who have gone on to play in the MLB, including Cy Young & MVP winner Justin Verlander. For more information on the Wilson Tobs, visit our website www.wilsontobs.com.