Appalachian State to Host N.C. Central on March 14th at BB&T Ballpark

By Charlotte Knights | January 23, 2017 9:42 AM ET

(UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- On Tuesday, March 14th, the Appalachian State University Mountaineers will host the North Carolina Central University Eagles in an exciting collegiate baseball matchup at BB&T Ballpark. Gates are set to open at 5:00 p.m. for the 6:05 p.m. tilt in Uptown Charlotte. Field box tickets will be just $10 for the general public, while students from each university will be offered a discounted field box ticket for just $8 by showing a school ID at the ballpark ticket office.

The Appalachian State University Mountaineers are members of the Sun Belt Conference and are led by first-year head baseball coach Kermit Smith. This year's game will mark the second time in two seasons that the Mountaineers will play a game at the home of the Charlotte Knights. Last season, the Mountaineers -- who posted an 18-36 overall record -- faced the Wake Forest University Demon Deacons on Tuesday, April 26th at BB&T Ballpark. Wake Forest won that game by a score of 10-7.

"We are very excited about playing in the Queen City," stated Mountaineers head baseball coach Kermit Smith. "BB&T Ballpark has been so welcoming to our program and we're thrilled to be invited back for a second straight year! This gives our loyal alumni that live in the Charlotte area a great opportunity for a home game in their backyard."

The North Carolina Central University Eagles are members of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and are led by head baseball coach Jim Koerner, who will begin his sixth season at the helm in 2017. Last year, the Eagles compiled a 25-30 overall record, including a 16-14 mark at home. This year's game will be their first at BB&T Ballpark.

"This is a tremendous opportunity for our program and our players to play in one of the finest baseball facilities in the state," said Eagles head baseball coach Jim Koerner. "The added excitement of playing in the ballpark will only help in our preparations to play App. State."

2017 College Baseball Schedule at BB&T Ballpark

Tuesday, March 14
N.C. Central Eagles vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers
6:05 p.m. First Pitch

Tuesday, March 21
Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Charlotte 49ers
7:05 p.m. First Pitch

Tuesday, March 28
N.C. State Wolfpack vs. Charlotte 49ers
7:05 p.m. First Pitch

Wednesday, May 10
Winthrop Eagles vs. Davidson Wildcats
6:05 p.m. First Pitch

Tickets for all four of these games will go on sale to the general public at 10:00 a.m. at BB&T Ballpark on Saturday, January 28th. Tickets will then go on sale online at CharlotteKnights.com and by phone at 704-274-8282 beginning at 12:00 p.m. noon on January 28th. Field box tickets are just $10 for fans, while students from each university will be offered a discounted field box ticket for just $8 by showing a school ID at the ballpark ticket office. Additional collegiate baseball games at BB&T Ballpark in 2017 will be announced at a later date.

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

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