The Cuyahoga Falls baseball team is scheduled to play Woodridge in this summer’s socially-distant Senior Spotlight Series Thursday at Canal Park.
The game will be a traditional seven-inning exhibition with gates set to open at 5 p.m. and first pitch scheduled to 6:05 p.m. at the home of the Akron RubberDucks.
The game is set to be broadcast live on the radio at 640 WHLO, the new home for Akron RubberDucks baseball, beginning at 6 p.m.
These games will offer student-athletes from the class of 2020 a way to celebrate Senior Night together after the high school spring sports season was canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The players will have their pictures on the video board and pregame celebrations will commemorate the occasion.
"This obviously isn’t the way these student-athletes envisioned their senior seasons playing out, but we are excited to offer them one last opportunity to take the field wearing their school’s colors," said RubberDucks general manager Jim Pfander, "This summer, we have made sure to safely offer this opportunity to our community and we are so excited to celebrate these student-athletes in their final game. "
The Akron RubberDucks will continue to follow all social distancing protocols as outlined by Gov. DeWine, Mayor Horrigan and state and local health officials. The attendance for each event will be limited to 1,000 fans at Canal Park, socially distanced within the seating bowl.
Tickets to these events are available for $10 and can be purchased online at www.akronrubberducks.com or by directly contacting the Akron RubberDucks sales team at 330-253-5151 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The fans in attendance will need to present their tickets — either printed in advance or displayed on a mobile device — at their designated point of entry into the ballpark with all members of their party together at the time of entry.
No outside food or beverage is permitted, but Canal Park concessions will be available for cashless purchases. All guests at Canal Park will be required to wear face coverings at all times, except while sitting in their assigned, socially-distanced seating location.
RubberDucks staff members are available by phone and email to answer any questions or concerns. The ticket office can be reached at email@example.com.
The Akron RubberDucks are the Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. Fans can purchase tickets by calling 330-253-5151 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays or visit www.akronrubberducks.com.
For more information about the team, call 330-253-5151, visit the website at akronrubberducks.com, Facebook page facebook.com/AkronRubberDucks on Twitter at @AkronRubberDuck and Instagram at @akronrubberducks.