Alumni invited to participate
Extra innings will take on a new meaning for the Raiders’ Baseball squad this spring as they prepare for the 2017 season with a 100-inning marathon game on March 4 to raise funds for the team.
Coach Marc Taylor said the event will raise awareness and excitement for the team’s upcoming season.
He is also asking for former Raider baseball players to come out and assist, taking the field for one more time to be part of the special day.
The game is scheduled to start at noon on Saturday, March 4, with the team split into two squads: Maroon and Gold. The teams will play a scrimmage, using a pitching machine, and will try to get 100 innings under their belts.
To give they players a brief rest, Coach Taylor is inviting all baseball alumni to come out and take the field for an hour, from 2-3, and complete as many innings as they can.
The high school team will retake the field at 3 and play until the marathon game is completed, until around 6 p.m.
The Raiders are seeking corporate partners to help sponsor the game, with sponsorships ranging from $100 to $250. All sponsors will be recognized for their contributions throughout the game.