Wilson, NC – The Wilson Tobs are proud to announce the schedule for the 6th Annual Junior Varsity Baseball Classic to be held at Historic Fleming Stadium on Friday, April 13th & Saturday, April 14th, 2018. The Junior Varsity Classic will feature six games involving eleven high school teams from around the area with games starting at 5 pm Friday and 10 am on Saturday.
The Wilson Tobs are glad to announce that there will be No monetary team entry fee this year, but instead the entry fee will be non-perishable food donations. Canned food donations provided by players, coaches, fans, and families will be distributed to 14 local food pantries to feed those who are less fortunate in the Wilson County area in participation with the Wilson Tobs 6th Annual Home Run for Hunger Program.
"This season's Junior Varsity Classic will feature high school teams from multiple counties around the state. With the increased popularity of the Classic, we have expanded the schedule to 2 days and been able to bring more interested teams on board," said Wilson Tobs General Manager Mike Bell. "We hope to see many fans out at the event cheering on the next generation of big leaguers."
The list of games will begin on Friday afternoon with Wake County HS playing DH Conley (Freshman) at 5 pm followed by DH Conley (Freshman) taking on Nash Central at 7:30 pm. Saturday's slate of games will begin with CB Aycock battling Cleveland at 10 am. Following the conclusion of that game, Rosewood will face JH Rose at 12:30 pm. The final two games of the Classic will include DH Conley taking on Wayne Country Day at 3 pm with the final game consisting of DH Conley and Cardinal Gibbons at 5:30 pm. The game schedule is listed below:
Friday, April 13th
5 pm Wake County HS vs. DH Conley (Freshman)
7:30 pm DH Conley (Freshman) vs. Nash Central
Saturday, April 14th
10 am CB Aycock vs. Cleveland
12:30 pm Rosewood vs. JH Rose
3:00 pm DH Conley vs. Wayne County Day
5:30 pm DH Conley vs. Cardinal Gibbons
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 4 pm on Friday April 13th and 9:30 am on Saturday April 14th.
The Wilson Tobs home opener and Firework Show for the 2018 season is Sunday, May 27th. 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 22nd season as a founding member of the Coastal Plain League. The upcoming season for the Tobs will see an expanded community outreach effort, increased participation in helping the less fortunate, a Pettit Cup Championship team, 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, Corporate 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.