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Amateur Baseball schedule at Champion Window Field Announced

March 25, 2008 - Frontier League (FL) Florence Freedom

Florence, KY - The Florence Freedom are proud to announce Champion Window Field as the host to several high school and college games again this year. John Morrell Meats has signed on as the title sponsor of the 2008 amateur baseball schedule.

Opening day for amateur ball is March 28, 2008 with Simon Kenton taking on Gallatin County with a 5:00pm start.

Northern Kentucky schools including Ryle, Boone County, Beechwood, Covington Catholic, and Highlands are scheduled to play this spring at the home of the Freedom. "After last season, the players and coaches seem to really enjoy playing on the field," said Dan Guttridge, Director of Amateur Baseball, "I'm happy to see they are so receptive again this year."

Schools from Ohio and Indiana are also playing in Florence this summer in the first annual Florence Freedom Invitational. Elder, LaSalle, Lawrenceburg and East Central will all take the field for the invitational April 25th - 27th.

Northern Kentucky University (NKU) will start their home games at Champion Window Field on Saturday, March 29th with a series against Kentucky Wesleyan beginning at noon. The 2008 season marks the third year the Norse are playing all their home games in Florence. For a complete schedule of games and times see below or visit http://www.florencefreedom.com/amateur.html.

Admission to all amateur games this year is $5 for adults, $3 for children, and children 4 and under is free. For the 9th Region tournament, admission will be $7 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets can be purchased at the box office at Champion Window Field.

2008 Champion Window Field Amateur Baseball Schedule:

Northern Kentucky University

March 29 Kentucky Wesleyan (DH) noon

March 30 Kentucky Wesleyan (DH) noon

April 1 UC Clermont 4 p.m.

April 8 Kentucky State (DH) 1 p.m.

April 12 Indianapolis (DH) noon

April 13 Indianapolis (DH) noon

April 23 Wilmington (OHIO) 6 p.m

April 26 Wisconsin-Parkside (DH) noon

April 27 Wisconsin-Parkside (DH) noon

April 30 Southern Indiana 2 p.m

High School

March 28 Simon Kenton v. Gallatin Co 5 p.m

April 3 Beechwood v. Ryle 6 p.m

April 4 Bishop Brossart v. Holy Cross 5 p.m

Grant Co. v. Conner 8 p.m

April 15 Conner v. Beechwood 6 p.m

April 18 Walton v. Bishop Brossart 5 p.m

Ryle v. Boone Co. 8 p.m

Florence Freedom Invitational @ Champion Window Field April 25-27, 2008

April 25 Boone Co. v. Lawrenceburg 6 p.m

Ryle v. East Central 8:30 p.m

April 26 Elder v. East Central 6 p.m

LaSalle v. Lawrenceburg 8:30 p.m

April 27 Ryle v. Elder 5 p.m

Boone Co. v. LaSalle 7:30 p.m

April 29 Lloyd v. Beechwood 6 p.m

May 2 Cornerstone Christian v.

Bluegrass Baptist 5:00p.m.

Williamstown v. Bellevue 8 p.m

May 9 Cov Cath v. Louisville Male 5 p.m

Boone Co.v. Holy Cross 8 p.m

May 10 Scott v. Clark Co. 10 a.m

Scott v. Louisville Male 1 p.m

Ryle v. Louisville Male 4 p.m

May 13 Highlands v. Beechwood 6 p.m

May 16 Villa Madonna v. Lloyd 5 p.m

Ryle v. Cov Cath 8 p.m

Single game tickets, ticket packages and group outings are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting Champion Window Field or by calling the Freedom office at (859) 594-HITS.

Florence Freedom is a member of the Frontier League, a 12-team Independent Professional Baseball League established in 1993. The Freedom play a 96 game schedule with 54 home games between late May and early September.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Ashley Grotte at the Freedom office by calling (859) 594-4487 x 13 or via email ashley.grotte@florencefreedom.com.

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