The Huntington University baseball team has scheduled a 100 inning game for Saturday, September 24. The event, which will take 7-8 hours to complete, will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the University’s Forest Glen Park.
This unique undertaking is something Head Coach Mike Frame has used on occasion during his 22-year tenure at the Forester helm to help raise funds for the program’s spring break trip. Each of the members of the Foresters’ squad will play 2-3 hours with a few attempting to play all 100 innings. The University’s faculty and staff have been invited to participate in some way. Individuals may don a uniform and play in the game; they may volunteer to be an umpire; they may sponsor a player by pledging funds for each inning played, or they may cheer on the team from the stands. Concessions will be available during the game and Pizza Hut, the event’s major sponsor, will be onsite throughout the day selling pizza.
“Not only is this a way for us to help make our trip south more affordable, it also gives our faculty and staff an opportunity to get to know the players by sharing the field with them,” said Frame. “We want to invite the local community as well as our campus community to come and help us kick off our 2005 season.”