November 7, 2017 - South Atlantic League (SAL) - Hickory Crawdads
The Crawdads early, spring start times are back for the sixth consecutive season. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday contests will once again begin at 6:00 pm EST with Sunday games beginning at 3:00 pm EST for the first half of the season. After debuting last season, 7:00 pm start time for Thursdays will return throughout the season.
Beginning after the All Star break in June, all Monday - Saturday games will begin at 7:00 pm, while Sundays will revert to a 5:00 pm first pitch. Friday night games are scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm throughout the year.
First half of the Season
Monday - Wednesday & Saturday: 6:00 pm
Thursday & Friday: 7:00 pm
Sunday: 3:00 pm
Second half of the Season
Monday - Saturday: 7:00 pm
Sunday: 5:00 pm
The Crawdads will also have nine day games at L.P. Frans Stadium in 2018, serving as Education Day, Senior Day, Business Person Lunch Special, and Summer Camp Day Games:
Wed. April 18 th - 10:30 am Wed. April 25 th - 10:30 am Tues. May 15 th - 10:30 am Mon. May 28 th - 1:00 pm Wed. June 6 th - 10:30 am Tues. June 26 th - 12:00 pm Wed. August 1 st - 12:00 pm Mon. August 13 th - 12:00 pm Mon. September 3 rd - 1:00 pm The Crawdads will kick off the 2018 season on April 5th with a 7-game road trip to Greensboro and Delmarva. They open the home portion of their schedule on April 12th with 4 games against West Virginia, followed by 3 games against Lexington. The Crawdads will also be home for Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day in addition to 10 Thirsty Thursdays and 11 Fireworks Fridays.