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OPENING DAY IS ON!
OK, let's try this again. After a week's postponement due to weather, we are full go for this Saturday (March 9) to be our Opening Day, with exactly the schedule we had planned for March 2. This means TBall games at 7:45, all players and coaches lined up behind the Padres field at 8:45, ceremonies at 9:00, BBQ, jumpers, raffles, etc. Game schedule is what we had scheduled for March 2, including the one-hour Minors exhibitions.
Come early as this is always our biggest celebration day of the year. We are starting at 7:30, with donuts, coffee and breakfast burritos. After our TBall games, our great ceremony at 9:00 willl included raffels for the kids, music, special guests and all of the pageantry of Opening Day at Clairemont Hilltoppers.
After the ceremoney, we have a hreat BBQ, sponsored by Islands Restaurant, jumpers for the kids, and ballgames on all three fields the rest of the day. Make it a full day of fun for your family!
All games that are shown on your game schedules for March 9 are cancelled. Those TBall and Rookie games will not be made up. Farm, Minors and Intermediate games previously scheduled for March 9 do need to be made up. We are playing the schedule originally shown for March 2 (see below).
Big Fun at USD!
What a fun day for our Hilltoppers kids and families at the USD-St. Mary's game on April 16.
While USD lost a lopsided game, they were wonderful hosts as always, and big thanks to the coaches, players and staff who were so accommodating and generous to our kids. Hilltoppers players got to go down on the field for the pregame ceremony, throw out the first pitch, be batboys for the day, get a tour through the lockeroom and clubhouse areas, win raffles and introduce a USD batter over the P.A.
But congratulations to St. Mary's, who was paced by former Hilltoppers Ken Waldichuk on the mound, with Ken picking up his 6th win of the season. Scattering five hits over 6-2/3 innings, Ken walked just one while striking out six, continuing a dominating stretch of quality starts this season.
After the game, Ken and St. Mary's Head Coach Eric Valenzuela met with some of our kids, giving them great, encouraging messages, in addition to signing autographs and taking pictures. All in all, a great day to be a Hilltopper!
Come join us for Hilltoppers Day at a Sunday USD baseball game.
We have tickets for the Sunday, March 15, 1 p.m. game against Portland at the beautiful USD Fowler Park ballpark on the nearby USD campus
University of San Diego always has one of the top college baseball programs on the West Coast, and this year is no different. Plus, Clairemont Hilltopper Kyle Holder is the starting shortstop and recognized as one of the top shortstop prospects in the country. Kyle is currently leading the team with a .342 batting average, and has played errorless defense through 10 games.
Add to this the finest new college ballpark in the country, and this promises to be an afternoon to remember as we watch the game as a group. Grab your kids, your family, or your entire team and head on down for a fun afternoon.
Tickets are just $5 for Adults, kids are free ($10 face value) and can be purchased from Mike Van Cleave. You can either spot Mike at Cadman, or contact him at email@example.com. Don't miss this fun day on a beautiful campus!
Click on the headline to this article to read Kyle Holder's USD Bio...