South Carolina baseball will continue to face North Carolina at BB&T Ballpark in 2018 and 2019, the schools and Charlotte Knights announced Wednesday.
The Gamecocks will be the home team for the next game in the series, which will be played on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. UNC is the designated host for the 2019 contest. The date for the 2019 game is not yet set.
The Gamecocks and Tar Heels have played in Charlotte the previous two seasons in front of standing-room only crowds. In all, a total of 20,254 fans have crossed through the gates of BB&T Ballpark in 2016-17.
“We’re extremely pleased to announce the extension of the North Carolina-South Carolina series at BB&T Ballpark for the next two years,” said Knights’ Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer Dan Rajkowski. “The success, tradition, and fan support of each school and their baseball programs is second to none and this game has become a signature event in Charlotte. We look forward to hosting the game in 2018 and 2019 and hopefully long into the future.”
The Tar Heels have dominated the series as of late, defeating South Carolina 20-5 last season in Charlotte and topping the Gamecocks 15-0 in 2016.
The rest of South Carolina’s baseball schedule will be released at a later date.