baseball_338The Crusader baseball team has their season home opener on Saturday, March 23 with a doubleheader against the Highlanders of Cairn University at Bing Crosby Stadium in Front Royal. The first game will begin at 4 p.m. with the second scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m.

The Crusaders had a successful season last year, winning the 2012 Eastern States Baseball League (ESBL) Championship.

This year’s roster includes a some strong veterans and a number of freshmen who hope to add to the team’s effort this season. Coach John Mercandetti returns for his fourth season.

Bing Crosby Stadium is the official stadium of the Front Royal Cardinals of the Valley Baseball League. Named in honor of entertainer Bing Crosby, who, in 1949 made a visit to Front Royal to help rally support for the new stadium, the facility was fully renovated in 2006.

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