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Gamecocks-Tar Heels to Continue Baseball Rivalry Game in Charlotte in 2018 & 2019

November 15, 2017 - International League (IL) - Charlotte Knights News Release

(UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) - The annual baseball rivalry game between the University of North Carolina and the University of South Carolina will continue to be played at BB&T Ballpark in 2018 and 2019, the schools and Charlotte Knights announced today. South Carolina will be the home team for the next installment of the series on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. North Carolina is the designated host for the 2019 contest on a date to be determined.

The Tar Heels have won each of the past two matchups in Uptown Charlotte before standing room only crowds. In all, a total of 20,254 fans have crossed through the gates of BB&T Ballpark in 2016-17.

"We're extremely pleased to announce the extension of the North Carolina-South Carolina series at BB&T Ballpark for the next two years," said Knights' Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer Dan Rajkowski. "The success, tradition, and fan support of each school and their baseball programs is second to none and this game has become a signature event in Charlotte. We look forward to hosting the game in 2018 and 2019 and hopefully long into the future."

Additional games in the 2018 Collegiate Baseball Series at BB&T Ballpark will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets for all games will go on sale at a later date. The current list of games in the 2018 Collegiate Baseball Series, along with first pitch times, are as follows:

2018 Collegiate Baseball Series at BB&T Ballpark:

Tuesday, March 13th

Charlotte 49ers vs. Wake Forest University Demon Deacons (Home Team)

7:05 p.m. First Pitch

Tuesday, March 20th

University of Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Charlotte 49ers (Home Team)

7:05 p.m. First Pitch

Tuesday, March 27th

University of North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Charlotte 49ers (Home Team)

7:05 p.m. First Pitch

Tuesday, April 3rd

University of North Carolina Tar Heels vs. University of South Carolina Gamecocks (Home Team)

7:05 p.m. First Pitch

Season memberships and partial season ticket plans for the 2018 season at BB&T Ballpark are on sale now. Single-game tickets for all games at BB&T Ballpark in 2018 will go on sale at a later date. For more information, please visit www.charlotteknights.com or contact the Charlotte Knights Ticket Office by phone at 704-274-8282.

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