PORTSMOUTH - Head Baseball Coach Ted Tom has announced the rosters for the 7th Annual Blue/Gray Footer & Shake Series that begins on Friday at 6 p.m., Branch Rickey Park. The Series, which is highlighted this weekend by Parents' Weekend, will extend thru next weekend as the Bears fall season concludes. Assistant Coaches Philip Butler and AJ Gomez have drafted their respective teams. Losers of the event will buy footers & shakes for themselves and members of the winning team.
Players' parents have been invited to take part in the weekend's festivities with the game scheduled for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. After the game on Saturday, there will be a picnic for the players and parents.
"I look forward to our Parents' Weekend every year. This is one of the weekends during our year when almost all of our parents are in attendance. It is a dress rehearsal for our season that comes with a great crowd and atmosphere. It is also a chance for our parents new and returning to familiarize themselves with our team and each other. It truly creates a family type atmosphere which is Shawnee State Baseball," explained Coach Tom.
Game 2 will start at noon on Saturday while Game 3 will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday. Games 3 and 4, if necessary, will conclude fall practice on Friday, October 4th at 4 p.m. and Saturday, October 5th at 10 a.m., respectively.
Coach Tom added this on the Blue/Gray series, "Our guys have put in a tremendous amount of work this fall and have given great effort. The end of fall series is a culmination of that effort and something our guys have been looking forward to. Despite being another series of games with each other, this series is different in the fact that we wear uniforms and turn the scoreboard on. Our guys turn up their competitive nature some especially with our parents in the seats."
Look for updates of the Blue/Gray series here at ssubears.com.
Blue Team – Head Coach Phillip Butler
Gray team – Head Coach AJ Gomez