The Chillicothe Paints will host the week-long 7th Annual First National Bank of Waverly Baseball Classic beginning Saturday, March 23.
A total of 30 high school teams will compete in a 17-game schedule over the seven-day period. "Opening Day" for Ohio High School baseball is Saturday, March 23, and there will be five games slated at VA Memorial Stadium, starting at 10 a.m.
There will be two games on Monday (25th), Tuesday (26th) and Wednesday (27th) evenings and one game Thursday (28th) and Friday (29th). The event will wrap up on Saturday, March 30, 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.
Saturday, March 23 10:00 am Westfall vs Buckeye Valley
12:45 pm Zane Trace vs Canal Winchester
3:30 pm Gallia Academy vs Maysville
6:00 pm Wheelersburg vs Hilliard Darby
8:15 pm Unioto vs Chillicothe
Monday, March 25 4:30 pm Southeastern vs North Adams
7:00 pm Piketon vs Lucasville Valley
4:30 pm Huntington vs Waverly
7:00 pm Circleville vs Minford
Wednesday, March 27
4:30 pm Miami Trace vs Portsmouth
7:00 pm Adena vs Lebanon
Thursday, March 28
6:30 pm Paint Valley vs Portsmouth Clay
Friday, March 29
6:30 pm Adena vs Pickerington Central
Saturday, March 30
10:00 am Hillsboro vs Heath
12:45 pm Zane Trace vs Athens
3:30 pm Wheelersburg vs Fort Loramie
6:00 pm Circleville vs Washington C.H.