|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.