Dash unveils 2017 Amateur Baseball schedule


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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. There will be an

amateur baseball game on nine dates this season.

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):

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

County High School and Alleghany High School

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

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

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

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

Saturday, 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)

Sunday, 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.

The Winston-Salem Dash are the Class-A Advanced Minor League affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. To purchase

tickets and for more information, please call 336-714-2287 or visit www.wsdash.com.

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