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Tobs Announce 5th Annual Junior Varsity Classic

04/06/2017 10:57 AM -

Wilson, NC – The Wilson Tobs are proud to announce the schedule for the 5th Annual Junior Varsity Spring Baseball Classic to be held at Historic Fleming Stadium on Friday, April 7th and Saturday, April 8th, 2017.

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.

The Junior Varsity Classic will feature six games involving nine high school teams from around the area with games starting at 5 PM Friday night.

Tobs General Manager Mike Bell had this to say about the JV Classic this season, “The Junior Varsity Classic will be returning this season, with an expanded schedule running over two days. This Classic has done exactly what we had hoped it would, since its inception 5 years ago. We are expanding the reach of baseball to the community by welcoming in some familiar as well as new schools this season.”

The full slate of games will begin with the DH Conley Freshmen team playing Wake County Home School Friday at 5 pm. The second game of the opening night doubleheader is set for a 7:30 pm start time between Southeastern Home School and Wayne Country Day.

Saturday’s contests will begin with CB Aycock taking on JH Rose at 10 am.  Following the first game of the day, Wake County Home School will square off against Rocky Mount Academy at 12:30 pm. In the third of game of the day, Southeastern Home School will battle the DH Conley Freshmen team at 3 pm before the fourth, and final, game of the night that will feature Nash Central and DH Conley at 5:30 pm. The complete game schedule is listed below:

Friday, April 7th

5 pm DH Conley (Freshmen) vs. Wake County Home School

7:30 pm Southeastern Home School vs. Wayne Country Day

Saturday, April 8th

10 am CB Aycock vs. JH Rose

12:30 pm Wake County Home School vs. Rocky Mount Academy

3 pm Southeastern Home School vs. DH Conley (Freshmen)

5:30 pm Nash Central 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. A ticket discount will apply to those who bring canned food donations for the Wilson Tobs Home Run for Hunger Program. The gates will open at 4 pm on April 7th and 9 am on April 8th.

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. Wilson, NC – The Wilson Tobs are proud to announce the schedule for the 5th Annual Junior Varsity Spring Baseball Classic to be held at Historic Fleming Stadium on Friday, April 7th and Saturday, April 8th, 2017.



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