Hickory, NC - The Hickory Crawdads have released their schedule for 2018, with the season scheduled to start on the road on Thursday, April 5th with the home opener set for Thursday, April 12th.
The Crawdads will begin the 2018 season with a 7-game road trip to Greensboro and Delmarva starting on April 5th. The 'Dads will kick off the home portion of their schedule with four games against West Virginia beginning on April 12th, followed by three games vs. Lexington to complete the weeklong home stand. The Crawdads will also be home over Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend.
2018 Ticket Books are on sale now, with fans receiving five free ticket vouchers in addition to the normal 10 vouchers if they purchase by Friday, September 15th. Fans can also pick up $10 in free Crawdads Cash if they purchase a 2018 Ticket Book during any of the 'Dads remaining 2017 games.
sweetFrog Claw Club memberships for the 2018 season are also on sale now with fans receiving $20 off (regular price $49) if purchased during any remaining 2017 home game.
46 of the Crawdads games will be against fellow North Carolina teams including 23 against Greensboro, 20 vs. Kannapolis as well as 3 contests with Asheville. The schedule will once again feature the Crawdads in the South Atlantic League Northern Division and will be comprised of 140 games, 70 per half. The two halves will be split by the All-Star break from June 18th - 20th, with the 59th annual SAL All-Star Game taking place in Greensboro, NC.
A breakdown of all the Crawdads opponents in 2018 includes:
vs. Northern Division - 101 (50H, 51A)
vs. Greensboro - 23 (12H, 11A)
vs. Kannapolis - 20 (10H, 10A)
vs. Delmarva - 17 (7H, 10A)
vs. Hagerstown - 7 (0H, 7A)
vs. West Virginia - 20 (13H, 7A)
vs. Lakewood - 14 (8H, 6A)
vs. Southern Division - 39 (20H, 19A)
vs. Columbia - 7 (3H, 4A)
vs. Lexington - 3 (3H, 0A)
vs. Asheville - 3 (0H, 3A)
vs. Greenville - 8 (0H, 8A)
vs. Charleston - 11 (7H, 4A)
vs. Augusta - 3 (3H, 0A)
vs. Rome - 4 (4H, 0A)
PDF Schedule HERE
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