Marauder baseball team to play at SkyDome


For the second time in its seven-year history the McMaster University baseball team will play at Toronto's SkyDome.

McMaster is one of six teams invited to play in this year's Canadian Intercollegiate Baseball Association First Pitch Classic tournament at the SkyDome on Friday, Sept. 8. The Marauders, the defending Ontario West Division Champion, are scheduled to play defending Ontario East Champion Durham College at 8 am. McMaster played in the inaugural First Pitch Classic against the University of Toronto in the fall of 1996.

Two additional CIBA exhibition games and the Toronto Blue Jays game vs. the Detroit Tigers will follow McMaster's game.

McMaster opens its regular season at Western on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. The Marauder baseball team will open at home on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. versus archrival and defending national champion Brock.