The Charlotte 49ers will play the Charlotte Knights in a baseball exhibition on April 5 at Knights Stadium in Fort Mill.
The game, which will start at 7:15 p.m., will last nine innings and both teams will use wood bats.
It's the first time the Class AAA Knights have played an exhibition against a college team. The Knights open their season April 7 at home against Norfolk.
“What a great opportunity for UNC Charlotte and our baseball program,” Charlotte coach Loren Hibbs said in a statement. “The Knights have been a major part of this community for years and we are very excited to enter in to a partnership with such a first class organization. This is a win-win situation for all of us.”
A portion of the ticket proceeds will go to the 49ers' baseball program. Ticket information will be released later.
- Friday night, Charlotte starting pitcher Andrew Smith tied his career high with eight strikeouts, but the 49ers (10-3) could not get their offense going in a 7-1 home loss to Ball State (2-11).