East Wilkes and 18 different area teams to be featured at BB&T Ballpark this spring

Staff Report

WINSTON-SALEM — The Winston-Salem Dash’s amateur baseball program will once again provide many local teams with an opportunity to play at BB&T Ballpark this spring. The East Wilkes Cardinals will play Bishop McGuinness on March 29 at 6:30 p.m.

Thanks to this slate of games, along with the Dash’s 71-game home schedule and Winston-Salem State University’s 21-game home schedule, BB&T Ballpark will host more than 100 baseball games in 2017. Each amateur baseball player will have the thrill of a lifetime by playing in a professional baseball stadium and seeing their name and picture on BB&T Ballpark’s scoreboard.

The program’s benefits extend beyond the game. All participating schools or organizations also purchased a specified number of tickets to Dash games in 2017, and these schools or organizations can resell the tickets to benefit their athletic departments or booster clubs. This marks the seventh year of the Dash’s amateur baseball program, which has welcomed almost 100 teams in its history.

“Most young baseball players dream of an opportunity to play at a professional field,” Dash President Geoff Lassiter said. “We are honored to give many local players an opportunity to suit up right here at BB&T Ballpark with their friends and teammates.”

Admission to games, if applicable, is mutually agreed upon by the two teams. All games are seven innings in length, unless otherwise noted. Here is the full schedule (dates and times subject to change):

March 3 at 7 p.m. – Forsyth Country Day School vs. Calvary Baptist Day School

March 13 at 5 p.m. (five-inning doubleheader) – North Davidson Middle School vs. Oak Grove Middle School

March 18 at 11 a.m. – A round-robin tournament involving North Stokes High School, Patrick County High School and Alleghany High School

March 23 at 6 p.m. – Union Grove Christian School vs. Sheets Memorial Christian School

March 24 at 7 p.m. – Salem Baptist Christian School vs. Forsyth Home Educators

March 29 at 6:30 p.m. – Bishop McGuinness High School vs. East Wilkes High School

March 31 at 6 p.m. – Oak Level Baptist School vs. Woodland Baptist Christian School

April 22 at 10 a.m. – North Surry High School vs. Wilkes Central High School (Ninth-annual Major Larry J. Bauguess Jr. Memorial Baseball Game)

May 21 after the Dash’s 2 p.m. game – Kernersville Little League vs. Walkertown Little League

For more information on this year’s amateur baseball program, call the Dash at 336-714-2287.

Staff Report

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