Club Offers Fans Three Day Games as Saturday First Pitches Continue at 6:05 pm
CHARLESTON, SC – From the zany food creations at the ballpark to the one-of-a-kind Thirsty Thursday experience and the best local fireworks show in town, there’s truly something for everyone at The Joe during baseball season. A night at the ballpark has become a staple of a summer evening in Charleston. With Opening Day just around the corner, the Charleston RiverDogs have announced the game times for their 2016 schedule.
“Opening Day will be here before we know it and our fans have plenty to look forward to this season,” said RiverDogs President and General Manager Dave Echols. “With the game times now on our schedule, we hope our fans are just as excited to get underway as we are.”
All Saturday home games will once again have a 6:05 pm first pitch while the team’s games on Monday through Friday will continue to feature the traditional 7:05 pm start time. Each Sunday first pitch will feature a 5:05 start time.
The RiverDogs also have several special days in which the normal start time will be slightly adjusted and that list of games include:
· Wednesday, April 13 vs. Asheville – Education Day at 11:05 am;
· Wednesday, May 10 vs. Hickory – Education Day at 11:05 am;
· Sunday, July 3 vs. Augusta – Independence Day Celebration at 6:35 pm;
· Wednesday, July 13 vs. Greenville – Big Splash Day at 12:05 pm;
· Thursday, Sept. 1 vs. Hagerstown – Season Finale with postgame Fireworks at 6:35 pm.
As always, fans have the opportunity to see two games for the price of one when The Citadel plays a Southern Conference contest prior to the RiverDogs and those dates are:
· April 8-10 vs. Columbia (The Citadel vs. UNC Greensboro)
· April 22-24 vs. Augusta (The Citadel vs. Western Carolina)
The RiverDogs will be managed by Luis Dorante for the third consecutive year. He will be assisted by former big leaguer and Mt. Pleasant resident Greg Colbrunn as hitting coach, Justin Pope as the pitching coach, Travis Chapman as the defensive coach and Michel Hernandez as the catching coach.
The RiverDogs, the Class A affiliate of the New York Yankees, begin their season – the 20th in their history at Joseph P. Riley Park – on April 6 with an exhibition game against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans at 7:05 pm and then follow that with Opening Night, also at 7:05 pm, that begins a seven-game homestand that features in-state rival Columbia Fireflies (April 7-10) and the Asheville Tourists (April 11-13). Ticket information may be secured by contact the box office at 843/577-DOGS (3647) or online at www.riverdogs.com.