Santa Barbara High baseball program to play 100-inning game

In an effort to celebrate a century of quality baseball and to raise money to complete new batting cages, the Santa Barbara High School baseball team will play a 100 Inning Game beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday October 19 at the school?s Eddie Mathews Field.

Santa Barbara High Dons Baseball

Varsity outfielder Daniel McKinney and his Santa Barbara High teammates will be hitting away at an upcoming 100-inning game, a fundraiser for the Dons baseball program.

?All funds raised will benefit the Santa Barbara High baseball program, one of the best in?California with a tradition of supporting student athletes and fielding top baseball teams for more than a hundred years,? explains Perry Parker, Chairman of the Santa Barbara?Baseball Parents Association, sponsor of the 100 Inning Game.

The 50 players in the program have been soliciting per-inning sponsorships for the game.

While watching some fast-paced baseball and enjoying a barbecue, spectators can check out the new batting cages, nearly complete thanks to more than $60,000 in donations, generous contributions by local contractors and widespread community support.

The varsity team is managed by Fred Warrecker, now in his 40th year at the helm.

Longtime volunteer assistant coach George Rempe has served as batting coach since 1987. Off to a good start in the fall season, Santa Barbara has posted a 4-0 record against teams from Ventura County and Los Angeles.

About the SBHS 100 Inning Game:


 

What is it?

It is a marathon baseball game played between two teams consisting of SBHS baseball players from the modified, freshmen, junior varsity and varsity teams. Long a favorite of fans and top baseball programs, the 100 Inning Game gained national notoriety in 2004 when used as a fundraiser for Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling?s charity, Curt’s Pitch for ALS.

When is it?

Saturday, Saturday October 19 beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at around 2 p.m. The game will be played on Eddie Mathews Field at Santa Barbara High School.

How does it work?

For most of the game, a pitching machine will be used to speed up play. The boys get the chance to play a lot of different positions, get lots of at-bats and have a great time with their teammates.

Why do this?

The Santa Barbara Baseball Parent Association is doing this as a fundraiser for the Santa Barbara High School Baseball Program. By fundraising we will be able to purchase things that the team might not otherwise have the opportunity to have.

Where is the money going?

This year most funds raised go to put the finishing touches on the new batting cage, as well as equipment purchases and field upgrades. Contributions can be made to SBBPA, P.O. Box 3233 Santa Barbara, CA 93130. All donations are tax deductible (Tax ID #82-0563575)

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