April 24, 2013
FISHKILL, N.Y. -
Those unable to make it to Dutchess Stadium for the eighth annual WRWD Hudson Valley Baseball Classic between Army and Marist will have plenty of choices to follow the action.
Video, radio, Twitter updates and live stats will assure fans can always know the score in the annual contest that pits the Hudson Valley's lone Division I baseball programs against each other. First pitch is scheduled for 7:09 p.m.
The WRWD Hudson Valley Classic brings together residents and fan bases from neighboring communities for an evening of quality entertainment at the home of the area's lone minor league baseball team affiliated with a major league franchise, the Hudson Valley Renegades. This year's matchup features a pair of teams with NCAA aspirations.
Rich DeMarco will be behind the microphone on the Army Sports Network in the Hudson Valley on WALL (1340-AM) and WEOK (1390-AM). The Marist call of the game can be found at WKIP (1450 AM).
A live video streamed broadcast of the contest will be offered to fans as well at www.goARMYsports.com. The three-camera production will be available as part of the Knight Vision package.
Frequent Twitter updates will be shared on @Army_Baseball and @MaristAthletics. GameTracker will provide live stats for the contest, and that link can be found on www.goARMYsports.com as well.
All of the game-day features associated with a Hudson Valley Renegades home contest will be in operation for the WRWD Hudson Valley Baseball Classic once again, with Renegades' staff members shouldering their normal game-day details. "Rookie," "Rene" and "Rascal," the Renegades' popular family of mascots, will be attendance, joining mascots from both Marist and Army.
Pregame festivities begin at 5 p.m. They will include an autograph session with players from both Army and Marist, an on-field Color Guard presenting colors and a contingent of singers performing the National Anthem. A spectacular fireworks show provided by Legion Fireworks Company will cap the evening. The impressive fireworks display will begin immediately following the on-field presentation of the WRWD Hudson Valley Baseball Classic Trophy to the team captains and head coach of the winning club.