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Southern Ohio Copperheads preparing to kick off 16th season

The Southern Ohio Copperheads are a collegiate summer baseball team based in Athens that will be celebrating its 16th season this year under President Dave Palmer.

It also will be the first season that the team is run entirely by undergraduate students aside from Palmer and Vice President Annie Brackley.

College baseball players from more than a dozen colleges and universities across the nation will spend their summer playing for the Copperheads. The team also features four OHIO Bobcats each year.

Fans can visit with representatives of the Copperheads at these upcoming events:

  • Kidfest – Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m. – Walter Fieldhouse
  • Sandlot League Opening Day Parade – Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m. – Parade starts on Morris Avenue
  • Race for a Reason – Saturday, April 22, noon
  • Wifflemania – Sunday, April 23, 3:30 p.m. – Walter Fieldhouse


The 2017 season’s festivities kick off on June 8 when fans can join Copperheads players and their mascot, Homer, for a special opening season event. Opening Day is June 9, when the Copperheads host the Xenia Scouts. Throughout the rest of June and July, the Copperheads play 42 games, half of which are home games at Bob Wren Stadium on Ohio University’s West Green.

Forty businesses from around the Southeast and Central Ohio areas as well as West Virginia are sponsoring the Copperheads this year. The Copperheads raised close to $89,000 for the organization in 2016.

Visit Copperheadbaseball.com for additional scheduling information and ticket deals.