Wilson, NC – The Wilson Tobs are proud to announce the schedule for the 7th Annual Junior Varsity Baseball Classic to be held at Historic Fleming Stadium on Thursday, April 4th & Saturday, April 6th, 2019. The Junior Varsity Classic will feature six games involving eleven high school teams from around the area with games starting at 5 PM Thursday and 10:30 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 15 local food pantries to feed those who are less fortunate in the Wilson County area as part of the Wilson Tobs 7th Annual Home Run for Hunger Program.
"It is always an honor to welcome athletes and schools from all over North Carolina to Historic Fleming Stadium. We love putting on events like this so these student athletes can come to a top-notch facility and experience the entertainment that comes with this classic. We always do our best to provide the best experience to everyone that attends." said Wilson Tobs General Manager Mike Bell.
The slate of games will begin on Thursday afternoon with DH Conley (Freshman) playing Spring Creek at 5:00 PM followed by Wake County Home School taking on JH Rose at 7:30 PM. Saturday's slate of games will begin with DH Conley battling Cleveland at 10:30 AM. Following the conclusion of that game, DH Conley (Freshman) will face Perquimans at 1:00 PM. The final two games of the Classic will include JH Rose (Freshman) taking on Nash Central at 3:30 PM with the final game consisting of CB Aycock and Cardinal Gibbons at 6:00 PM. The game schedule is listed below:
Thursday, April 4th
5:00 PM DH Conley (Freshman) vs. Spring Creek
7:30 PM Wake County Home School vs. JH Rose
Saturday, April 6th
10:30 AM DH Conley vs. Cleveland - CANCELLED
1:00 PM DH Conley (Freshman) vs. Perquimans - CANCELLED
4:30 PM JH Rose (Freshman) vs. Nash Central - CANCELLED
7:30 PM CB Aycock 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 Thursday April 4th and 9:30 AM on Saturday April 6th.
The Wilson Tobs home opener, Band Jam, and Firework Show for the 2019 season is Sunday, May 26th @ 6:15 PM. The final Firework Show of the season will be Tuesday, July 2nd @ 6:15 PM. 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 23rd 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.