The first broadcast will be on Thursday, June 21st against the Delmarva Shorebirds. The 7:05 PM contest is the first game of the second half of the Captains 140-game regular season. STO will follow up that broadcast by airing the Friday, June 22nd game as well. The other three televised games will be announced at a later date. The games will be broadcast on tape delay with each game getting at least two airings on STO. Captain's radio play by play voice Craig Deas will be joined by David Bacon as the broadcast team.
"We are thrilled to be teamed up with STO and Classic Teleproductions in order to bring Captains Baseball into the homes of so many people in Ohio," Captains General Manager & Captains TV Network Executive Producer Kevin Brodzinski said. "STO has become a great sports outlet in a very short time and we are excited about being added to their growing programming line up, and we think fans will enjoy our brand of minor league baseball as these players strive to become future Indians," Brodzinski continued.
"With a player like Fausto Carmona and other former Captains players on the Indians right now, it will be fun to see who could be one of the next players to advance to the Tribe", stated David Bacon Vice President of Sports Programming for Classic Teleproduction.
Tickets for these games, as well as all 35 remaining home games, can be purchased at the Classic Park ticket office, by phone at 440-954-WINS (9467), or on line at captainsbaseball.com. The June 21st 7:05 PM game will have plenty of fun and surprises as the Captains hold "Opening Day, Part 2." The evening includes discounted tickets as part of College ID Night, presented by Lake Erie College. The Captains play a split season and Thursday's game kicks off the second half of the year where all team's records start over. The June 22nd 7:05 PM game will feature the "best baseball post game fireworks show in Northeast Ohio."
The Lake County Captains are a Class A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians and play their home games at Classic Park in Eastlake, at the corners of State Route 91 and Vine Street. For more information on the Captains, please visit the team's official website at www.captainsbaseball.com.
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