Support the feature team of the week, varsity baseball, this Friday, April 27 as they battle GCL North rival Fenwick in the first of two regular season games the Eagles will play at beautiful Fifth Third Field, the home of the Dayton Dragons. Admission is free.
Take the whole family out to the ballpark for evenings of CJ baseball beginning at 4:30 p.m. Friday, and again Monday, April 30 for Senior NIght starting at 6 p.m. Concessions will be available for all your peanut and Cracker Jack needs, so come out and root, root, root for the home team in the blue and green!
Catcher Thomas WIttmann, one of nine varsity seniors, said he looks forward to "playing on the big stage" at what is considered to be one of the best regarded Class A minor league baseball stadiums in America.
The high school games played at Fifth Third Field are part of a series showcasing teams from southwestern Ohio, which has been hosted by the Cincinnati Reds' affiliate each of the last seven years. The Eagles (6-12, 4-8 GCL), one of 20 participating teams in 2012, will take the field against the Falcons (9-10, 5-7 GCL) Friday followed by a 7:30 p.m. game featuring high schools Vandalia-Butler and Northmont.
"Our team is a lot better than our record shows," Wittmann said. "We've got a lot of talent, and I think we can make a great run finishing up our remaining GCL schedule and into the playoffs."
The team has seven regular season contests remaining before the start of the Division II tournament. The games at Fifth Third Field will round out league play for the Eagles, as CJ faces Carroll on Monday.
Parking will be available on the streets surrounding the stadium, located at 220 North Patterson Boulevard. For more detailed information regarding directions and parking, visit the Dayton Dragon’s Web site.