First National Bank Baseball Classic Starts Saturday, March 27

The Chillicothe Paints will host the week-long 8th Annual First National Bank of Waverly Baseball Classic beginning Saturday, March 27.

A total of 31 high school teams will compete in an 18-game schedule over the seven-day period. “Opening Day” for Ohio High School baseball is Saturday, March 27, and there will be five games slated at VA Memorial Stadium, starting at 9 a.m.

There will be two games on Monday (29th), Tuesday (30th), Wednesday (31st) and Thursday (April 1st). One game will be played Friday (2nd) and the event will wrap up Saturday, April 3, with four more games, starting at 10 a.m.

The “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 southern Ohio. Many of the teams are perennial powers, 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.

Mile Tree Screen Printing of Chillicothe is also a contributing sponsor.

Each day’s admission is $5.00 for adults and $4.00 for students. Concessions will be available also. 

COVID-19 measures will be in place and fans are required to maintain physical distance of at least six feet from those they do not live with or a face covering must be worn.

Game Schedule:

Saturday, March 27

9 am - Dublin Coffman vs Westerville North

11 am - Westfall vs Buckeye Valley

1:45 pm - Zane Trace vs Canal Winchester

4:30 pm - Gallia Academy vs Jackson

7 pm - Wheelersburg vs Hilliard Darby

Monday, March 29

4:30 pm - Piketon vs McClain

7 pm - Southeastern vs North Adams

Tuesday, March 30

4:30 pm - Huntington vs Waverly

7 pm - Circleville vs Hillsboro

Wednesday, March 31

4:30 pm - Miami Trace vs Circleville

7 pm - Adena vs Lebanon

Thursday, April 1

4:30 pm - Jackson vs Unioto

7 pm - Paint Valley vs Portsmouth Clay

Friday, April 2

5:30 - Adena vs Pickerington Central

Saturday, April 3

10 am - Vinton County vs Heath

12:45 pm - Amanda Clearcreek vs Athens

3:30 pm - Wheelersburg vs Fort Loramie

6 pm - Washington CH vs Circleville

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