Hickory, NC- The Crawdads have released their 2019 season schedule, with the season is slated to start on the road on Thursday, April 4th in Lakewood. The home opener is set for Thursday, April 11th against the Kannapolis Intimidators.
The season will begin with a seven game road trip to Lakewood and Greensboro beginning on April 4th. The 'Dads open their home schedule with four games against Kannapolis followed by three games against the Asheville Tourists. The 'Dads will once again be home for Mother's Day on May 12th and Memorial Day on May 27th. The team will also be home on July 4th for an Independence Day celebration. The season will wrap up at home on Labor Day weekend (August 31st through September 2nd).
The 'Dads have 38 games against fellow North Carolina teams in 2019 - 13 vs. Greensboro, 15 vs. Kannapolis, and 10 vs Asheville. The South Atlantic League will continue its tradition of playing a 140 game schedule with 70 games per half. The halves are divided by the All-Star break from June 17th to 19th. The 60th annual SAL All-Star Game will take place on June 18th in West Virginia with the Crawdads' Northern Division taking on the Southern Division.
Ticket books for the 2019 season are on sale now. Ticket books contain ten undated vouchers for $70. Fans who purchase a ticket book by Friday, September 14th will receive an additional five ticket vouchers as a bonus. Fans can also receive $10 in Crawdads retail cash if they purchase a 2019 ticket book during one of the remaining 2018 home games.
sweetFrog Claw Club memberships for the 2019 season are also now on sale. Fans will receive $20 off the regular price of $49 if they purchase a membership during one of the remaining home games.
Breakdown of the Crawdads opponents in 2019:
vs Northern Division - 66 Games (27 Home, 39 Away)
vs. Delmarva - 7 Games (0 Home, 7 Away)
vs. Greensboro - 13 Games (7 Home, 6 Away)
vs. Hagerstown - 11 Games (3 Home, 8 Away)
vs. Kannapolis - 15 Games (7 Home, 8 Away)
vs. Lakewood - 11 Games (4 Home, 7 Away)
vs. West Virginia - 9 Games (6 Home, 3 Away)
vs. Southern Division - 74 Games (43 Home, 31 Away)
vs. Asheville - 10 Games (10 Home, 0 Away)
vs. Augusta - 7 Games (3 Home, 4 Away)
vs. Charleston - 14 Games (11 Home, 3 Away)
vs. Columbia - 22 Games (11 Home, 11 Away)
vs. Greenville - 10 Games (0 Home, 10 Away)
vs. Lexington - 11 Games (11 Home, 3 Away)
vs. Rome - 0 Games (0 Home, 0 Away)
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