The Chillicothe Paints, presented by Adena Health System, will host the week-long 5th Annual First National Bank Baseball Classic” beginning Saturday, March 25.?

A total of 26 high school teams will compete in a 14-game schedule over seven days. “Opening Day” for Ohio High School baseball is Saturday, March 25, and there will be five games slated at VA Memorial Stadium, starting at 10 a.m.?

There will be one game each evening at 6:30 p.m. beginning Monday, March 27 and running through Friday, March 31. The event will wrap up Saturday, April 1 with four games, starting at 10 a.m.?

The “Baseball Classic” was established in 2013 with the idea of providing local baseball fans the opportunity to watch some of the “elite” prep programs from around the state and southeastern Ohio. Many of the teams are perennial powers and recent state champions, making this week-long event one of the top showcases of high school baseball in Ohio.?

A number of the players featured in these games are already committed to top Division I collegiate baseball programs, and many more are being heavily recruited to further their respective careers in baseball. The odds are very good that some of these young players will be performing in the professional ranks in years to come.?

CNK Athletic Equipment of Circleville is also a contributing sponsor.?

Each day’s admission is $5 for adults and $4 for students. Concessions will be available.? 
The schedule for the 2017 FNB Baseball Classic, presented by CNK Athletic Equipment at VA Memorial Stadium, Chillicothe, is as follows.

Saturday, March 25?
10 a.m – Westfall vs. Oak Hill.?
12:30 p.m – Zane Trace vs. Archbishop McNicholas.?
3 p.m. – Circleville vs. Jackson.?
5 p.m. – Wheelersburg vs. Jonathan Alder.?
7:30 p.m. – Gallia Academy vs. Washington C.H.??
Monday, March 27?
6:30 p.m. – Piketon vs. Lucasville Valley.??

Tuesday, March 28?
6:30 p.m. – Canal Winchester vs. Athens.?

Wednesday, March 29?
6:30 – Amanda-Clearcreek vs. Adena.??

Thursday, March 30?
6:30 – Hilliard Darby vs. Waverly.?

Friday, March 31?
6:30 – Miami Trace vs. London.??

Saturday, April 1?
10 a.m – Chillicothe vs. Heath.?
12:30 p.m. – Teays Valley vs. Newark Catholic.?
3 p.m. – Wheelersburg vs. Adena.?
7 p.m. – Wellston vs. Cuyahoga Heights.

About The Chillicothe Paints:

The Chillicothe Paints are a charter member of the summer collegiate wood-bat Prospect League with nine other teams spread across five states. Entering its 25th season, the Paints have long provided affordable, family-friendly entertainment and championship quality baseball for the southern Ohio community. The Paints also host various youth, high school, and college baseball and softball games, as well as many other events throughout the year. Advertising and season-ticket information is available by calling 740-773-TEAM and you can visit the website at