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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 10:39 pm

High school teams set for 3rd Parkview event

Staff, news services

The Parkview Sports Medicine Baseball Series announced the schedule for its third year Wednesday.

The 12 games will run from April 19 to May 5 while the TinCaps are on the road.

The series allows high school players the opportunity to play in a professional facility and see their name and face on the big screen.

Parkview Sports Medicine underwrites the cost of the games, so they cost the schools nothing. For every $5 ticket sold, $4 will be given back to the schools and $1 goes to the Parkview Field ballpark maintenance and improvement fund.

Every game will be broadcast on TV (Comcast Network 81) and radio (ESPN Radio 106.7 FM).

The 24 teams selected are New Haven, Woodlan, North Side, Concordia, Wayne, Wayne Trace, Wabash, Manchester, Bishop Dwenger, Carroll, Angola, Prairie Heights, Antwerp, Hicksville, West Noble, Lakeland, Heritage, Bellmont, South Side, Huntington North, Eastside, Garrett, Canterbury and Blackhawk Christian.

For a full schedule visit TinCaps.com.


BASEBALL


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COLLEGES


At Indiana Tech


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FOOTBALL


Colts make hire to coach DBs


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MAC schedule set


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HOCKEY


Blues goalie stops Red Wings


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