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Peoria-Twin City Showdown to be CIProud.com Challenge

CIProud.com to sponsor top baseball challenge


WMBD/WYZZ-TV - PEORIA, Ill. - The matchup between prep baseball teams in Peoria and the twin Cities next week at Dozer Park will be called the "CIProud.com Challenge."

CIProud.com, the central Illinois website of television stations WMBD-TV and WYZZ-TV, is partnering with the event which will pit five high school baseball teams from the Peoria area against five from the Bloomington-Normal area on May 8, 9 and 10 at Dozer Park. The event is the first of its kind in Peoria and is the brainchild of IVC head coach Jerry Rashid.

Tickets purchased at the participating schools are $4.00 Tickets purchased at Dozer Park are $5.00.

The schedule is as follows: Olympia vs. Washington (5 p.m.) followed by Metamora vs. Normal Community on May 8. Bloomington will face Peoria Notre Dame (5 p.m.), followed by Washington vs. Limestone on May 9.

The final game pits IVC against Normal U-High at 7 p.m. on May 10.



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