NW Ohio Baseball Day with the Pro's
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College Baseball team will partner up with the Defiance High School Baseball program in hosting the Northwest Ohio Baseball Day with the Pro’s to benefit the Defiance Baseball Endowment Fund on December 26th from 6–8 p.m. in the George M. Smart Athletic Center.  Headlining the event are current NY Mets Pitcher and Defiance native Jonathon Niese along with current Houston Astro and Patrick Henry High School graduate Marc Krauss. 

Other current and former professional baseball players from the Defiance area scheduled to participate include:

  • Ross Gerdeman – Ft. Jennings HS; Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Matt Wisler – Bryan HS; San Diego Padres 
  • Justin Hancock – Defiance HS; San Diego Padres 
  • AJ Meyer – Patrick Henry HS; Toronto Blue Jays 
  • Christian Snavely – Defiance HS; Toronto Blue Jays
  • Brian Garman – Wapakoneta HS; Milwaukee Brewers
  • Matt Bischoff – New Haven HS; Baltimore Orioles
  • Tyler Burgoon – Defiance HS; Seattle Mariners
  • Dace Kime – Defiance HS; Cleveland Indians

The event will include baseball instruction, autograph sessions, contests, photo opportunities and more.  Coaches and players from the Defiance College and Defiance High School Baseball Programs will also assist in the clinic. 

The cost to attend the event will be $10/person.  All registrations will occur the day of the clinic.

All money raised will benefit the Defiance Baseball Endowment Fund which was created through the Defiance Area Foundation to help support all Defiance baseball programs, from Little League through High School and beyond.  It’s mission is to provide facility additions or upgrades; equipment; sponsorships and scholarships and other areas deemed appropriate by the advisory board.    

For more information about the event, contact Derek Woodley, Head Baseball Coach at Defiance College at dwoodley@defiance.edu or Tom Held, Head Baseball Coach at Defiance High School at theld@defcity.org.