The game that was rained out Thursday night at the Pipeyard between the Military All-Stars and the Latin Stars has been rescheduled for Sunday, July 26th, with the pre-game ceremony at 3:15 and first pitch scheduled for 4:05pm.
From the MJ:The all-star game is being played in Lorain thanks to Josh Hayes, general manager of the North Coast Knights, a new Prospect League team made up of talented college baseball players from across the country.
The Prospect League selected Lorain for a team this year because of The Pipe Yard, which can seat more than 1,300 fans, and the city’s reputation of being an avid baseball city. Hayes and his family have been active promoting the Knights and the amenities of The Pipe Yard. Sunday’s all-star game is one of those special promotions.
The Military All-Stars are made up of service members on active or reserve duty and veterans. The Latin Stars are another traveling team consisting of talented Hispanic ball players. Such a combination should appeal to Lorain area residents, particularly those with ties to the military.
Pre-game ceremonies will include presenting an American flag to the family of Eric Barnes, a Lorain serviceman killed in Iraq in 2007. After accepting the flag, the family members will take the Heroes Walk from the pitcher’s mound to home plate, a ceremony special to Military All-Stars’ games.
Admission to Sunday’s game is free for service personnel, $4 for their families and $5 for everyone else. There isn’t a bad seat in the house.