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Baseball Media Credential Information

State Tournament Media Credential Information

Two Ways to Apply: 

  1. Print the 2019 Baseball Credential Application Form and submit per the instructions at the top of the form.
  2. Copy-and-paste the following text into an email message, fill in the information and send to tstried@ohsaa.org. Please print the media information first. 
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2019 OHSAA Baseball Credential Application
      Must be submitted by editor or assigner. Deadline: Tuesday, June 4, 12 p.m.
      No parents of state qualifiers permitted. Confirmation email will be sent with details and instructions, including parking. Media must show photo ID to pick-up credential.
Name and Title:
Media Outlet:
Street Address:
City, State and Zip:
Phone:
Email:
Schools, Divisions or Areas Covering:

Type of Coverage (newspaper, radio, TV, etc.): 

Names of Media Attending:

 

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The following information is provided to assist the media covering the upcoming OHSAA baseball state tournament. Please contact Tim Stried (tstried@ohsaa.org or 614-267-2502, ext. 124) at the OHSAA office if you have additional questions. Previews and additional information will be posted on the OHSAA web site (www.ohsaa.org) the week of each state tournament.
 
YOUR HOSTS: OHSAA Communications Interns Matt Titus (mtitus@ohsaa.org) and Morgan Smith (msmith@ohsaa.org), OHSAA Baseball Administrator Emily Gates (egates@ohsaa.org).
 
SCHEDULE: Game times each day are at 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. The divisional rotation in 2019 is I, IV, II and III.
 
STADIUM INFORMATION:
Name: Canal Park
Address: 300 South Main Street, Akron, OH 44308
 
PARKING: There are no parking passes or designated media parking lots. Being situated in a downtown ballpark, the Akron RubberDucks do not own or control any parking lots. Many city of Akron lots are as little as $2 and free after 6:00 PM Friday and all-day Saturday and Sunday.
 
WEATHER DELAYS: Follow the OHSAA on Twitter for weather updates and delays: @OHSAASports
 
MEDIA CREDENTIALS: Media shall complete the official credential application form and fax it (or scan and email it) to Tim Stried at the OHSAA office (fax 614-267-1677, tstried@ohsaa.org). The deadline to submit requests is noon on Tuesday, June 4. Credentials will be held for pickup at the Administrative Office entrance at 300 South Main Street. Please be prepared to show photo identification. If the team you are covering wins its semifinal game, the same credential is valid for the championship game.
 
NOTE ON MEDIA CREDENTIALS: Please note that parents of state qualifiers and coaches may not receive media credentials to OHSAA state tournaments. Media outlets found to request credentials for those individuals could have reduced access at future state tournaments.
 
CREDENTIAL CONFIRMATION: Upon processing a media credential application, the OHSAA will send a confirmation email to the media applicant. The confirmation email contains important information about the state tournament and should be forwarded to all members from the media outlet covering the state tournament. The OHSAA will also post a list on its website of those media members who have been approved for credentials. The list will be posted by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5.
 
INTERNET ACCESS: Canal Park has free wireless internet access throughout the stadium. Login information can be found in the welcome letter received at media check-in.
 
MEDIA WORKSPACE: Media work space will be available in the press box and media are welcome to work throughout the stadium. Photographers and videographers are permitted to be in the dugouts.
 
VIDEO BROADCAST INFORMATION: Media outlets that request to do video play-by-play of an OHSAA state tournament contest shall contact the OHSAA for details. The contact is Steve Neil and his email address is sneil@ohsaa.org.