HIgh school baseball tournament to be played in Wahoo Stadium

November 20, 2012

Press Release: The Championship Game of the 20th Annual Aggie Classic Baseball Tournament will be played at the Pensacola Blue Wahoos Stadium. The tournament, hosted by J.M. Tate High School, will be played the week of March 18-21, 2013.

Other local locations for the pool play will be Escambia High School, Tate High School, Washington High School, West Florida High School, Woodham Middle School and Pensacola State College. Twenty-two teams will compete in the 20th Annual Classic―sixteen high school teams from as away as Oklahoma and Tennessee and six local high school teams―all for a chance to play on the Wahoos field.

“I feel that our tournament is one of the best in the country. It takes a lot of people to put an event of this magnitude on and I am truly thankful for everyone’s assistance,” said Greg Blackmon, Head Coach for Tate High School. “The venues for the games have been improved thanks to Pensacola State College and the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. Teams are coming from great distances, as well as our local teams, and I’m looking forward to a great week of competition.”

As a special bonus, there will be an official Opening Ceremony on Sunday, March 17 from 2-6 p.m. at the Wahoos Stadium. There will be tournament announcement and a parade of teams followed by a team “meet and greet.” The opening ceremonies are open to the public.

Tickets for each game are $5 for adults and students and will be available at the gate at each location. Games will be played at the six local fields Monday though Wednesday with the Championship Games on Thursday, March 21 at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday games will be played at the Wahoo Stadium and tickets are $6.00 for this event.

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