Nordonia, Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy to play baseball games at Canal Park

Staff Writer
Kent Weeklies

The Akron RubberDucks recently announced that there will be two more games in this summer’s socially-distant Senior Spotlight Series at Canal Park in Akron.

Nordonia is scheduled to play its Suburban League National Conference rival Wadsworth Thursday and Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy is set to play Principals Athletic Conference rival Wooster Triway Friday.

Each game will be a nine-inning exhibition with gates scheduled to open at 5:30 p.m. and first pitch at 7:05 p.m.

Despite the high school spring sports season being cut short due to the COVID-19 outbreak, each team will be able to celebrate Senior Night in a memorable way as players will have their pictures on the video board and pregame celebrations will commemorate the occasion.

"This summer has been unlike any other, but we are so thrilled to offer these student-athletes the opportunity to play one last game as seniors under the lights here at our ballpark,” RubberDucks General Manager Jim Pfander said. “We know the players and coaches are missing out on many memories, but we know this Senior Night will be one to remember.

“The safety of our community is of the utmost importance and we will continue to offer a safe way for our community to celebrate these student-athletes.”

The Akron RubberDucks will continue to follow all social-distancing protocols as outlined by Gov. Mike DeWine, Mayor Dan 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 this event 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 ticketservice@akronrubberducks.com.

Each fan in attendance will need to present his or her ticket — either printed in advance or displayed on a mobile device — at the 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 purchase via 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 ticketservice@akronrubberducks.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, please call 330-253-5151, visit the website at akronrubberducks.com, Facebook page facebook.com/AkronRubberDucks, on Twitter at @AkronRubberDuck and Instagram at @akronrubberducks.