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UPDATE:  I have heard and listened to each and everyone of you that I spoke with personally.  I wanted to inform you that I have gone to bat for everyone and have got permission from management for teams to play at Canal Park this April for $2,500.  I want to continue to make this a must attend for any High School team in the State of Ohio.  Please feel free to reach out to me to lock in a spot or just to answer questions.  Thanks!


Hello Coaches,


I wanted to reach out to you about the High School Baseball Showcase that will take place Friday, April 24, to Sunday, April 26, 2020, at Canal Park. This annual event gives local high school athletes the opportunity to play on a top-notch Double-A field here in Northeast Ohio. As a former high school and college baseball player, I put a lot of heart into getting high school players the opportunity to play at the next level. I am focusing on locking in teams that will make the Showcase a very competitive one and have players with talent to play beyond the high school level. 


I have spoken with several coaches of past participating teams to discuss how to make the showcase better. We have listened and decided to try a different route this season to help with selling the tickets and making your money back from participating. We have decided to go with open-ended tickets that will give you and your players an opportunity to sell tickets to any of the 70 RubberDucks regular season home games, instead of limiting sales to one specific date.


The cost to play in the Showcase is $3,000 (the 7 p.m. games on both Friday, April 24, and Saturday, April 25, are each $3,500).  This cost will provide the following:


  1. The opportunity to play on one of the best Double-A fields in Minor League Baseball
  2. The opportunity to play in front of college and professional scouts
  3. A $500 scholarship back to your program
  4. 500 tickets at $6 per ticket ($7 per ticket for the 7 p.m. games on Friday and Saturday) that the team can sell at a higher price for any Akron RubberDucks 2020 regular season game (Example: the team can sell tickets for $9 each, and profit $3 per ticket)


Currently, I have teams that have already committed (tentatively), and I am looking to fill a few additional spots.  The schedule and openings currently:  (schools filled in are tentatively requested that time slot)


  • Friday, April 24th

4:00 PM à  Western Reserve Academy vs St. Vincent-St. Mary

7:00 PM à  Brunswick vs Walsh Jesuit


  • Saturday, April 25th (Berlin Hiland has put interest in for either 1:00 PM or 4:00 PM)

10:00 AM à OPEN

1:00 PM à  OPEN

4:00 PM à  OPEN

7:00 PM à  Midview vs Nordonia


  • Sunday, April 26th  (Green and Columbiana – no times have been scheduled)

1:00 PM à  OPEN

4:00 PM à  OPEN

7:00 PM à  OPEN


I would love to speak with you about getting your team involved with the 2020 High School Showcase. We know that the price has increased, but we focused on a way to make it much easier for you to get your investment back from playing at Canal Park, the home of the 2020 OHSAA State Tournament! Please feel free to call me at (330) 375-1706 or email rjacobs@akronrubberducks.com. I look forward to watching some great high school baseball in April 2020.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.


Thank you,


Roy Jacobs

Manager, Group Sales and Service

Akron RubberDucks Baseball Club

Double-A Affiliate of the Cleveland Indians

300 South Main Street

Akron, Ohio 44308

(330) 375-1706 – Office

(330) 418-2461 – Cell Phone

Fax: (330) 375-1714


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