Jan. 11, 2016
By Russell Dorn
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Tickets for the fourth annual USA Baseball-Irish Classic sponsored by the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance are now on sale through the University of Notre Dame ticket website.
The classic is set for March 4-6 at the impressive USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina and features the Irish, Alabama, Bucknell, Brown, Niagara and NC State.
Weekend passes are $30 per adult, with day passes available for $12. Seniors, college students with a valid ID, youth age 13-18 and groups can purchase passes for $25 for the tournament or $10 a day. Children under the age of 12 will be admitted free of charge.
Fans of any team can purchase tickets at UND.com/buytickets or by following this link.
Schedule of Events For 2016 USA Baseball-Irish Classic
Presented By The Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance
Friday, March 4
Game 1:Brown vs. Bucknell — 1:30 p.m. (ET) — NTC Stadium
Game 2:Alabama vs. Notre Dame — 5 p.m. (ET) — NTC Stadium
Niagara @ NC State — 3 p.m. (ET) — Doak Field @ NC State
Saturday, March 5
Game 3:Brown vs. Notre Dame — 11:30 a.m. (ET) — Field 3
Game 4:Niagara vs. Alabama — 12:30 p.m. (ET) — NTC Stadium
Game 5:Bucknell vs. Notre Dame — 3 p.m. (ET) — Field 3
Game 6:NC State vs. Alabama — 4:30 p.m. (ET) — NTC Stadium
Sunday, March 6
Game 7:Niagara vs. Notre Dame — 11 a.m. (ET) — NTC Stadium
Game 8:Alabama vs. Brown — 12 p.m. (ET) — Field 2
Bucknell @ NC State — 1 p.m. (ET) — Doak Field @ NC State
USA Baseball Alums In The USA Baseball-Irish Classic Field
Cavan Biggio(2012 18U NT)
Preston Palmeiro (2009 14U NT)
Xavier LeGrant (2014 18U NT)
Head Coach Elliot Avent (2004, 2015 CNT Assistant Coach)
About USA Baseball
USA Baseball is the national governing body for the sport of baseball in the United States and is a member of the United States Olympic Committee and the International Baseball Federation.
The organization selects and trains the World Baseball Classic, World Cup and Pan Am teams (and all other USA Baseball Professional Teams); the USA Baseball National Team; the USA Baseball 18U, 15U and 12U National Teams; and the USA Baseball Women’s National Team, all of which participate in various international competitions each year.
USA Baseball also presents the Golden Spikes Award annually to the top amateur baseball player in the country. For more information, please visit USABaseball.com.
About The USA Baseball National Training Complex
– The USA Baseball National Training Complex opened in 2007.
– The USA Baseball National Training Complex is located within the 221-acre Thomas Brooks Park and includes four baseball fields — a stadium field and three training fields — all with dimensions of 330 feet down the lines and 400 feet in centerfield. All fields are maintained at Major League Baseball standards.
– Coleman Field has a press box that includes two suites, an official scorer’s room, a sound room and a press row.
– Spectator seating is for 1,754 people, including handicapped accessible seating, and additional grass berm seating for approximately 250 people.
– All fields have access to restroom facilities and a concession building.
About The 2016 @NDBaseball Team
Under the direction of head coach Mik Aoki, a veteran coaching staff and co-captains Lane Richards & James Nevant, the Irish return 20 monogram winners, the entire infield including Rawlings Gold Glove winner Cavan Biggio (2B) and third team all-Atlantic Coast Conference performer Kyle Fiala (3B), their starting catcher in Johnny Bench Award candidate Ryan Lidge and 472.2 of 554.2 innings on the mound in 2016 from a team that went 37-23 overall and finished tied for third during the regular season in the powerful Atlantic Coast Conference before advancing to their first NCAA Regional appearance since 2006.
For more information on the Notre Dame baseball, follow the Irish on Facebook (/NDBaseball), Twitter (@NDBaseball) and Instagram (notredamebaseball).
Russell Dorn, athletics communications assistant director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since 2011 and coordinates all media efforts for the Notre Dame volleyball, rowing and baseball programs. A native of Greenwood, South Carolina, Dorn graduated from Furman University in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in history before earning his master’s degree in sports communications from Georgia State University in 2011.