Tar Heels to Host Gamecocks at BB&T Ballpark on April 11th

Last year's game drew 10,205 fans to BB&T Ballpark. (Laura Wolff/Charlotte Knights)

By Charlotte Knights | January 26, 2017 10:15 AM ET

(UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- On Tuesday, April 11th, the University of North Carolina Tar Heels will host the University of South Carolina Gamecocks at 7:05 p.m. in a collegiate baseball game at BB&T Ballpark. This year's matchup is the second in as many years to be played between these two teams at the home of the Charlotte Knights. Last season, the Tar Heels won the inaugural BB&T Ballpark matchup by a score of 15-0 in front of a sold-out crowd of 10,205 fans.

Members of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), the University of North Carolina Tar Heels compete in the Coastal Division and are led by head baseball coach Mike Fox. A native of Asheville, NC, Fox is a 1974 graduate of East Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, NC. He took over as the school's head baseball coach in 1999 and has guided the school to six trips to the College Baseball World Series. Fox is set to be inducted into the N.C. Sports Hall of Fame on May 5th.

The University of South Carolina Gamecocks are members of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and compete in the Eastern Division. The Gamecocks won National Championships in 2010 and 2011. The Gamecocks are led by head baseball coach Chad Holbrook, who will enter his fifth season as the team's head baseball coach this year. Under his watch, USC has made three NCAA Regional appearances in the last four years with two NCAA Super Regional appearances in 2013 and 2016.

Tickets for this game start as low as $11 and will go on sale at BB&T Ballpark beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 28th. Along with this game, fans will also have the first chance to purchase tickets to four other exciting collegiate baseball games set to be played at BB&T Ballpark this season. Tickets for those four games start as low as $10 ($8 for students with a valid student ID).

The full list of games in the 2017 Collegiate Baseball Series, along with first pitch times, are as follows:

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

Tuesday, April 11
USC Gamecocks vs. UNC Tar Heels
7:05 p.m. First Pitch

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

Tickets for all five games in the 2017 Collegiate Baseball Series at BB&T Ballpark will go on sale to the general public starting 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. The Charlotte Knights Armor Shoppe (Team Store) will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.

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

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