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La Jolla High baseball to play first game at PETCO Park

La Jolla High baseball to play first game at PETCO Park

By Ashley Mackin

The boys of La Jolla High’s Vikings baseball team will be hitting the field at 1 p.m. Friday, April 19 against Point Loma High School — oh, and the field will be the San Diego Padres’ PETCO Park.

In a partnership between San Diego CIF and the Padres, 12 San Diego teams will play on the major league diamond (where a Babe Ruth “Called Shot” pose is all but guaranteed).

“It’s a real generous gesture on the part of the Padres to reach out to local high school athletes and athletic departments and give them a chance to play on a Major League Baseball diamond,” said San Diego CIF representative...

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