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High School Hardball Classic set for April 26 - 27

The 10th annual Cleveland Indians Charities (CIC) High School Hardball Classic presented by Novacare Rehabilitation, featuring 10 area high school baseball teams, will be played at Progressive Field Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27.

The schedule is as follows:

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Friday, April 26:
3PM: Medina Highland vs. Rocky River
5:30PM: Elyria Catholic vs. Berea
8PM: Avon Lake vs. St. Ignatius

Saturday, April 27:
12:30PM: Chardon vs. Kenston
3PM: Austintown Fitch vs. Eastlake North

Tickets for the event can be purchased in advance for $5 at the Progressive Field Box Office or Indians Team Shops. Tickets can also be purchased on the day of game for $7 each. All proceeds from the event will benefit Cleveland Indians Charities, which is celebrating its 25th year.

Since 1989, CIC has donated nearly $9 million to youth-oriented agencies and organizations of Northeast Ohio, including a $1 million donation last April to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland's "Save the Kids" campaign. Additionally, high school baseball and softball in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District are alive only because of the multi-million-dollar commitment made by the Indians

Note: Media wishing to cover the event should email Joel Hammond at jhammond@indians.com or call 216-420-4436.

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