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(LANSING) – The first-ever Lansing Promise Capital City Classic Baseball Tournament will be held this Saturday, May 12th at Cooley Law School Stadium in downtown Lansing. Eastern, Everett, Lansing Catholic and Sexton High School will compete in a four-game tournament. Mayor Andy Schor will present the trophy to the winning team. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Lansing Lugnuts, the event is free and open to the public.
“The Capitol City Classic represents our community in action. It’s the Lansing School District, the City of Lansing, the Lugnuts, and local businesses all coming together to celebrate our kids!” said Justin Sheehan, Executive Director of Lansing Promise. Lansing Promise is a scholarship program offering tuition assistance for post-secondary (college or skilled trade) education to all eligible high school graduates in the Lansing School District boundaries.
Each game will start 30 minutes after completion of the previous game. The MSHAA mercy rule will be in effect throughout the tournament.Approximate game times are as follows:
• 9:00 AM: Lansing Catholic vs. Everett• 11:30 AM: Eastern vs. Sexton• 2:00 PM: Consolation Game• 4:30 PM: Championship Game
“The Capitol City Classic is a great way to bring our Lansing students together in friendly competition. The day will be full of fun for the whole family to come out and support their kids. I am thrilled to be awarding the winning high school with the championship trophy,” said Mayor Andy Schor.
In recognition of Mother’s Day weekend, players will honor their mother with flowers from Jon Anthony Florist on the field during their first baseball game. Following the Championship game, kids are invited to run the bases on the field. Concession stands will be open during the day for attendees to purchase food and drink.