Louisville Bats release 2013 schedule

By Nick Evans / Louisville Bats | September 25, 2012 7:23 AM ET

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Louisville Bats will open their 2013 season at Louisville Slugger Field on Thursday, April 4 versus the Toledo Mud Hens. Eleven of the Bats' 72 home games will fall on Saturdays, including Thunder Over Louisville on April 20.

New in 2013, the Bats will feature promotional giveaways on Saturdays, including a Corky Miller and an Aroldis Chapman bobblehead giveaway, along with three cap giveaways. Season ticket packages that are highlighted by these giveaway nights are available for as low as $80!

Louisville also has home games on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27 vs. Columbus), a Fourth of July Fireworks Show (Wednesday, July 3 vs. Indianapolis) and Labor Day (Monday, September 2 vs. Indianapolis). Throughout the summer, the Bats will continue to host the ever-popular Budweiser Game Time Happy Hours on Thursday nights and post-game fireworks will highlight Friday nights. Sundays will again be highlighted by Kids Run the Bases and the Kids Inflatable FunZone.

The 2013 season marks both the franchise's 14th year of baseball at Louisville Slugger Field and 14th year as the Triple-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds.

Full and partial season tickets, along with group outings and suite rentals, are available by calling the Bats front office at (502) 212-2287.

Be sure to check out the official site of the Bats at BatsBaseball.com, 'like' the Bats on Facebook at facebook.com/LouisvilleBats, and follow the Bats on Twitter at twitter.com/LouisvilleBats. You can also keep the Louisville Bats at your fingertips by downloading the team's free iPhone or Android app.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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