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Camden Yards To Host City Schools Baseball Championships

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BALTIMORE (WJZ)—Baseball players in Baltimore City Public Schools will soon be sharing a field with the pros.

Monique Griego has more on why they’re taking over Camden Yards.

It’s every young baseball player’s dream to go from hitting on a small field to playing on a big field.

“I was excited because I never played on a big league field before,” said Eli Winston, baseball player.

Winston may not be in the major leagues just yet, but he and the rest of the Digital Harbor Rams may soon be getting their cleats dirty at Camden Yards.

“Beginning this year, Baltimore City Public Schools baseball championships will be held at Oriole Park in Camden Yards,” said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

The city is teaming up with the Orioles to continue RBI, a program focused on reviving baseball in inner cities.

“Them having the opportunity to play on a field like this in Camden Yards, a place where they come and watch Orioles play is fantastic,” said Denis Hill, Rams baseball coach.

Orioles center fielder Adam Jones is living his dream at Camden Yards. He knows what it means to play on this diamond.

“It’s awesome. I know they are excited and I’m just honored to be a part of it,” Jones said.

Right now the city league is still in the middle of its season, so the opportunity to be one of the two teams to play on this field is still up for grabs.

The Rams are confident when the championship comes, they’ll get to play beyond these gates.

“It’s giving us more motivation to play on a big league field and show everybody that we can make it,” Winston said.

The two top teams in Baltimore City Public Schools will face off at Camden Yards on May 5 at 2 p.m. Admission is free.

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