It'll still be baseball, and still be at Jacobs Field...but the first non-Indians event for team TV outlet SportsTime Ohio will be a high school baseball contest between Cuyahoga Falls' Walsh Jesuit vs. Cleveland's St. Edward's.
The game on May 4th at 7 PM, part of the 3rd Annual Cleveland Indians Charities (CIC) High School Hardball Classic, will also air in high-definition on SportsTime Ohio. The network says is the first ever local high school sports event ever presented in HDTV.
That's not hard to declare, considering that the FSN Ohio broadcast of the Cleveland Cavaliers game against the San Antonio Spurs in February was first ever local sports event broadcast in HDTV, and STO partner WKYC/3 had the first ever local baseball game in HDTV for the Indians' home opener. And the HD part itself is also not difficult, since STO's facilities at Jacobs Field and through WKYC are already fully equipped for it.
In the team's press release, STO's Patrick Kilkenney says the game will be "the first of many commitments" by the network to provide other local sports programming.