Burlington, N.C. -- For the eighth consecutive season, the Burlington Royals will host the Kernersville Bulldogs in their first tilt of the year. The June 17th matchup will be the Royals' sole exhibition game before kicking off the 2018 season on June 22nd with a five-game home stand against the Bluefield Blue Jays and the Danville Braves.
This will mark new B-Royals manager Brooks Conrad's first experience at the helm, after serving as the bench coach in Burlington in 2017. He is joined by veteran pitching coach Carlos Martinez and Nelson Liriano. Liriano will return to Burlington as the hitting coach, after previously serving as the team's manager from 2009-2011.
Ranked #11 out of the top 30 summer league teams by Collegiate Summer Baseball, Kernersville won the 2017 Carolina Virginia Collegiate League (CVCL) championship, amassing a 45-7 record. The Bulldogs will be entering their eighteenth season of collegiate summer wood-bat baseball.
"We're excited to host the Kernersville Bulldogs again this year. It's almost become a tradition to open up our season with them, and I'm glad we get to continue it for another season," said Mikie Morrison, B-Royals General Manager.
The game will be played on Father's Day, Sunday, June 17th at 6 p.m. Special Father's Day activities and promotions to come soon. Season tickets, Bonus books, and group outings are available now. Call 336-222-0223 or visit www.burlingtonroyals.com for more information.
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