Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Nothing says spring like a trip to the ballpark!

And now through Saturday, nothing says baseball like the fourth annual USA Baseball National High School Invitational.

Hosted in a partnership between the Town of Cary, USA Baseball and Baseball America, this single-elimination tourney brings 16 of the top prep teams in the country to compete against each other, with the tournament champion named top high school baseball team in the country.

Cary is one of just six U.S. cities to be designated a Championship City by the NCAA.

Games are scheduled throughout each day of the tournament, with the championship game set for 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, March 28.

There are no advance ticket sales for the National High School Invitational. Instead, tickets can be purchased at the gate. A daily pass is $10, tournament pass is $35, and children under 12 will be admitted free.  

Fans can re-enter the National Training Complex by showing their daily pass wristband or tournament pass.  

Also taking place in Cary this weekend, March 27-28, is the International Prospect Series. It includes games between the International All-Star Prospects and North Carolina high schools South Caldwell High and Providence High.

The all-star prospects include players from Aruba, Colombia, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Panama and Venezuela.

The USA Baseball National Training Complex is located at 200 Brooks Park Lane in Cary.

For full event schedules and more information, see web.usabaseball.com.

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