Evansville To Battle USI Saturday In West Side Nut Club #CureFA Exhibition


EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The University of Evansville baseball team will take on the crosstown University of Southern Indiana baseball team on Saturday at historic Bosse Field in downtown Evansville to help raise funds for the fight against Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA) in the annual USI/West Side Nut Club #CureFA exhibition game.  First-pitch is set for 2 p.m. and tickets are still available at all Banterra Bank Evansville and Newburgh locations, as well as on-line at curefa.org/USIBaseball.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

“The University of Evansville baseball program is thrilled to be a part of the FARA Charity game hosted by USI,” said UE head coach Wes Carroll.  “This community has two great baseball teams competing at the Division I level, and to be able to come together for a great cause is amazing.  It should be a great day at historic Bosse Field to bring awareness to FA and to showcase our talented teams.”

Friedreich’s Ataxia is a degenerative neuro-muscular disorder that affects one in 50,000 people in the United States.  Most individuals have onset of symptoms of FA between the ages of 5 and 18, but it can occur anything during adulthood.  The Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) is supporting research that will improve the quality and length of life for those diagnosed with FA and will hopefully lead to treatments that eliminate its symptoms.  More information about FA can be found at CureFA.org.

Evansville finished last year with a 37-24 overall record and the Purple Aces advanced to the finals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.  USI posted a 17-38 overall record in its first year of transition to the NCAA Division I level.