Tortugas open up seven-game homestand on Monday

First Belly Buster Monday, Education Day, and Cancer Awareness Night headline first three games

By Justin Rocke / Daytona Tortugas | April 21, 2019 2:27 PM

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The Daytona Tortugas return home for a seven-game homestand on Monday, April 22, starting with a three-contest set against the Dunedin Blue Jays, High-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. Among the highlights are the first Belly Buster Monday, Education Day, and Cancer Awareness Night of the season.

The homestand jumpstarts on Monday, April 22. It will be the Tortugas' initial Belly Buster Monday presented by Marco's Pizza. For just a $13 ticket price, fans can enjoy a buffet of all-you-can-eat ballpark favorites such as hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, and popcorn. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

Volusia County's young minds will pack the park for Daytona's first Education Day of the season on Tuesday, April 23. Local students from various schools will take a field trip to Jackie Robinson Ballpark for a day of learning, fun, and baseball. Education displays will be set up by local partners along the Riverwalk located on the third-base concourse. That day's contest is slated for a 10:35 a.m. start.

The first three games of the homestand finish with a flourish on Wednesday, April 24. As a result of Tuesday's matinee, the Tortugas' will host their first Silver Sluggers Night presented by MetCare and Cancer Awareness Night presented by Radiology Imaging Centers on Wednesday. Daytona's 60-and-older club will be provided with fun experiences throughout the evening. In addition, the Tortugas' players and coaches will sport special-themed uniforms that highlight many local cancer survivors. That night will also mark the organization's first Wishful Wednesday presented by VyStar Credit Union of 2019. Every Wednesday home game, the Tortugas will celebrate, build awareness, and raise money for different local charities. Bark in the Park Night presented by NextHome at the Beach also caps off the first three affairs. For only $2, fans can purchase a "pooch pass" to have their four-legged friend accompany them on their "nine-inning vacation". That series finale will get underway at 7:05 p.m.

Tickets for all three games are still available and can be purchased by visiting www.daytonatortugas.com, or by calling the Tortugas' ticket office at 386-257-3172.

 

Probable Starting Pitchers

Monday: RHP Maximo Castillo (0-0, 3.00 ERA) vs. LHP Packy Naughton (1-1, 2.55 ERA) (broadcast available on the TuneIn & MiLB First Pitch apps)

Tuesday: LHP Nick Allgeyer (2-1, 1.15 ERA) vs. RHP Austin Orewiler (0-1, 0.00 ERA) (broadcast available on the TuneIn & MiLB First Pitch apps)

Wednesday: RHP Turner Larkins (2-1, 1.69 ERA) vs. RHP Michael Byrne (1-1, 4.85 ERA) (broadcast available on the TuneIn & MiLB First Pitch apps)

 

ABOUT THE DAYTONA TORTUGAS

The Daytona Tortugas are the High-A Affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds and a member of the Florida State League. The Tortugas play at Jackie Robinson Ballpark in downtown Daytona Beach, Fla. Jackie Robinson Ballpark also plays host to Bethune-Cookman University, the Beijing Shougang Eagles of National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) and many large community events and initiatives throughout the season.

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

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