(INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS RELEASE)
Matchups Set for IHSAA Baseball State Finals
1A and 2A championships to be played June 21, 3A and 4A on June 22
INDIANAPOLIS – Pairings are set for the 54th annual Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA)
Baseball State Finals on Monday, June 21 and Tuesday, June 22. Victory Field will host the high school championships for a 23rd time. The 2021 championships will also be the Indianapolis Indians’ 50th time serving as hosts dating back to 1967, the year old Victory Field was renamed Bush Stadium.
“After a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, we are excited to bring the Indiana High School Baseball State Finals back to Victory Field to create lasting memories for the student-athletes, coaches and fans,” said Randy Lewandowski, Indianapolis Indians President and General Manager. “With eight talented, tradition-rich programs coming to Victory Field from all over the Hoosier state, the championship atmosphere both on the field and in the stands will be special.”
Tickets are available for $12 and kids 5 and under receive free admission per IHSAA guidelines. Each night will be sold as a separate session; each ticket is good for both games that night. Fans for the visiting teams will sit on the first base side of the seating bowl while fans for the home teams will sit on the third base side.
“After a year without spring sports due to the pandemic, we’re excited to be on the doorstep of completing the 2020-21 state tournaments as scheduled and there’s no better facility than Victory Field,” said IHSAA Commissioner Paul Neidig. “We’re grateful to the Indianapolis Indians for hosting our state championship games and giving Indiana high school student-athletes a first-class experience to complete their high school season.”
Gates open at 4:00 PM both dates and limited parking is available in the Victory Field parking lot for $5 (cash only) starting at 3:00 PM. Concessions will be available and are cashless – only debit and credit cards are acceptable forms of payment.
Per the most current Marion County Public Health Department (MCPHD) Order, fully vaccinated fans are no longer required to wear masks at Victory Field. Masks are required for all non-vaccinated fans age 2 or older unless actively eating or drinking in their ticketed seat location. The stadium will operate at 50% capacity throughout the duration of the championships per MCPHD guidelines. Matchups are outlined below:
1A Championship, 5:07 PM ET
Washington Township (26-7, #2 IHSBCA poll, visitors) vs. Shakamak (19-9, #10, home)
2A Championship, approximately 8:07 PM ET
Eastside (26-6, unranked, visitors) vs. Providence (22-7, unranked, home)
3A Championship, 5:07 PM ET
Hanover Central (29-3-1, #1, visitors) vs. Southridge (25-7, unranked, home)
4A Championship, approximately 8:07 PM ET
Fishers (23-12, unranked, visitors) vs. Jasper (30-2, unranked, home)
***ALL GAME WILL BE BROADCAST ON INDIANASRN.ORG***