The Louisville Bats return home from their season-long 11-game, 10-day road trip through the division for a seven-game homestand. The homestand opens on Monday, May 16 with Scranton Wilkes-Barre making their lone trip to Louisville Slugger Field for four games.
Thursday, May 19, is the third $1 Budweiser Happy Hour of the season from 5:30-7 p.m. with live music featuring “Soul Circus” on the Overlook Deck from 5:30-6:25 p.m.
Friday, Columbus enters town and Colts in Motion will be at the stadium as gates will open at 5:45 p.m. with first pitch at 7:05 p.m.
Two Colts players, kicker Adam Vinatieri and running back Robert Turbin will be available for autographs from 5:45-6:45 p.m. on the main concourse inside the stadium during the caravan stop.
Five Colts Cheerleaders are also scheduled to appear, along with Colts mascot Blue, and will be available for autographs.
Saturday, the Bats host their third annual STAR WARS Night with approximately 16 characters in attendance and available for meet and greets and photos. The first 1,000 children 12-and-under receive Lighted Space Swords. Bats players will wear special edition Star Wars jerseys modeled after R2D2, which will be auctioned online at bats.milbauctions.com. The auctions will begin on Tuesday, May 23 at 10 a.m. and end at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31 with all proceeds benefitting Kosair Children’s Hospital.
The Bats enter the final three games of the road trip at division-leading Columbus Friday, in second place in the International League West, 2.0 games back of the Clippers. The Bats are 7-5 in May and 19-14 overall, the second-best record in the International League. Infielder Jermaine Curtis is seventh in the league with a .310 batting average and left-handed pitcher Cody Reed is ninth in the circuit with a 1.88 ERA.