The first baseball game at SRP Park will feature two major college programs, the Augusta GreenJackets announced Wednesday.
Clemson and Georgia will square off at the new North Augusta riverfront ballpark April 10 at 6:30 p.m. The GreenJackets, who will play their home opener in the stadium April 12 against Lexington, announced the game in partnership with Clemson.
“We are very excited to help North Augusta open their new ballpark,” Clemson coach Monte Lee said in a statement. “We are committed to getting our team in front of as many Clemson people throughout the state as we can, and hope the Clemson folks in the CSRA are as excited as we are that we’ll be playing in North Augusta this April.”
The matchup will be one weekday game between the two popular regional programs to kick off baseball at SRP Park.
“We are excited for the opportunity to partner with Clemson University to bring an event of this magnitude to kick off our inaugural season,” GreenJackets vice president Tom Denlinger said in a statement. “SRP Park is becoming an entertainment destination and this is one example of the exciting events we have coming to North Augusta.”
Clemson, a traditionally-strong baseball program, went 42-21 last year, including 17-13 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Tigers played host to an NCAA regional before bowing out in the tournament to Vanderbilt.
Clemson previously played at Lake Olmstead Stadium in 2015 when freezing conditions caused the series with Maine to move to a neutral site.
Georgia went 25-32 last year, including 11-19 in the Southeastern Conference.
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