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St. Petersburg International Baseball starts Friday with Team Canada vs. Rays

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The seventh season of St. Petersburg International Baseball is set to kick off Friday with a game between Team Canada and the Tampa Bay Rays prospect squad.

After the opening game against the Rays prospect squad, Team Canada will take on MLB prospect teams for the Tigers on March 27, Braves on March 28, Phillies on March 29, and Blue Jays on March 30.

The first five games of the seven-game season will be held at the Walter Fuller Baseball Complex on 30th Avenue North, while the last two games will be held at the Huggins-Stengel Sports Complex on 5th Street North. Each game is set to begin at 1:05 pm.

Tickets for the Walter Fuller games are $10 each, while the Huggins-Stengel games are free and open to the public.

The Huggins-Stengel games will feature Puerto Rico at bat with players from the World All-Stars.

The season will also serve as the second official season of an international spring training league, featuring players from 12 countries, including Australia, Belarus, Canada, China, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, and Spain.

For the full schedule and information on group tickets and local sponsor packages, visit

Drew Wilson covers legislative campaigns and fundraising for SaintPetersBlog and While at the University of Florida, Wilson was an editor at The Independent Florida Alligator and after graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to cover business deals for The Hollywood Reporter. Before joining Extensive Enterprises, Wilson covered the state economy and Legislature for LobbyTools.

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