The Butler baseball team will host in-state rival Ball State Tuesday, April 10 at Victory Field, the home of the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians. The 12,000-seat stadium in downtown Indianapolis has been named the best minor league ballpark by Sports Illustrated and Baseball America.
“The playing surface at Victory Field is one of the best in all of professional baseball. For our team to get the chance to play a game in that beautiful ballpark against an in-state rival is a wonderful opportunity," Butler head coach Steve Farley said. "We want to give thanks to stadium director Randy Lewandowski and to Indians owner and former Butler baseball player Max Schumacher for allowing us to play there. It should be a fun game for fans to watch.”
Victory Field, which opened in 1996, has been home to the Triple-A All-Star Game, IHSAA Baseball State Finals. Butler baseball has a history there as well, playing games there as recently as 2009. Victory Field was the host of the Horizon League Baseball Championship in 2005.
The Butler-Ball State game at the Indians' park will be at 3 p.m. on April 10, three days before the Indianapolis professional team's scheduled home opener vs. Toledo.
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Farley has also announced the Bulldogs will play at Alabama in 2014. The Crimson Tide, usually a nationally-ranked team, have made five trips to the College World Series.
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