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State Tournament Media Credential Information

Two Ways to Apply: 

  1. Print the 2017 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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2017 OHSAA Baseball Credential Application

Must be submitted by editor or assigner. Deadline: Tuesday, May 30, 2 p.m.

Name & Title:
Media Outlet:
Street Address:
City, State & Zip: 
Phone:
Email:
Schools, Divisions or Areas Covering:
Media Type (newspaper, website only, audio broadcast, TV news):
    Note: video play-by-play not permitted ONLY during state finals
Broadcasts: Need a Phone Line?
Names of Media Attending:
    Press Row:
    Press Row: 
    Photographer/TV News:
    Photographer/TV News:

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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: Clippers Media Coordinator Joe Santry (614-722-1133,jsantry@clippersbaseball.com), Clippers Event Krista Oberlander (614-462-5250,koberlander@clippersbaseball.com), OHSAA Communications Intern Aaron McPherson (614-267-2502 ext. 130, amcpherson@ohsaa.org), plus OHSAA Assistant Commissioner Jerry Snodgrass, who is the OHSAA’s administrator for baseball.

STATE TOURNAMENT DATES: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 1-3.

SCHEDULE: Game times each day are 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. The divisional rotation is III, II, IV and I.

STADIUM INFORMATION:
Name: Huntington Park 
Website: www.ClippersBaseball.com
Address: 330 Huntington Park Lane,
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-462-5250
Ticket Line: 614-462-2757
Fax: 614-462-3271

PARKING: Parking is on a first-come, first served basis in the public lots in the Arena district. There are no parking passes or designated media parking lots and media must pay to park as the City of Columbus controls the parking lots in the Arena District. Typical cost for parking ranges between $3-$10.

WEATHER DELAYS: Follow the OHSAA on Twitter for weather updates and delays: @OHSAASports

TIME WARNER CABLE SPORTS CHANNEL TO TELEVISE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES: One of the OHSAA’s official television partners, Time Warner Cable, will provide exclusive TV coverage of the four baseball championship games.

MEDIA CREDENTIALS: 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 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30. Credentials will be held for pickup at the home plate entrance at Huntington Park. Please be prepared to show company 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 and coaches may not receive media credentials to OHSAA state tournaments. Media outlets found to request credentials for those individuals could have reduced access to 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 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31.

INTERNET ACCESS: Huntington Park has free wireless internet access throughout the stadium. Please see Joe Santry in the third-base side press box for log-in details.

MEDIA WORKSPACE: The top two rows of table seating behind home plate are reserved for media use. Reporters may continue working at their seats after each game. The stadium’s media work room is located down the third-base line off the main hallway and contains programs, lineups and box scores.

BROADCAST INFORMATION: The OHSAA and Joe Santry from the Clippers will coordinate seating placement for broadcast crews. Postgame shows are asked to be brief if another broadcast crew is waiting for a phone line that was being used during the previous game. Broadcast right fees must be paid before the game. Collection will occur at your broadcast location. There are two complimentary phone lines available for broadcasts (must use an 800 number, a credit card, call collect or have the station call you).

Coaches, school staff, freelance pho-tographers and parents of competitors are not permitted to receive media credentials. Media outlets found to be in violation are subject to reduced access at future OHSAA state tournaments.