LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville Bats return from their first road trip of the season with a 5-6 record after winning three of four at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio. The next seven games will be played at Louisville Slugger Field from April 18 – 23 against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (4-6) and South Division leading Durham Bulls (7-4).
Louisville outfielder Sebastian Elizalde is second in the International League in batting (.429), first in hits (18) and first in total bases (26). He saw his nine-game hitting streak to begin the season come to an end on Sunday in Columbus.
Tuesday, April 18 is ALS Night where there will be a pregame check presentation on the field and also a radio interview with the Voice of the Bats, Nick Curran. Fans will also be able to get information about ALS on the concourse. As always on Tuesday’s, fans can enjoy $1 hot dogs and $1 Pepsi all game long and also play Baseball Bingo when the Bats are hitting.
Thursday, April 20 is another $1 Budweiser Happy Hour from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. on the Overlook Deck. Timmy & Sharfe will play live music until 6:25 p.m.
Friday, April 21 there will not be fireworks after the game due to Thunder Over Louisville on Saturday. Craft Beer Night returns at the Left Field Beer Trailer and the Jack Daniels Country Cocktail drink special returns where fans can try all three flavors in a 16 oz. can for $5 each.
Saturday, April 22 is Thunder Over Louisville at Louisville Slugger Field. Gates will open at 12:00 p.m. and first pitch is scheduled for 2:05 p.m. Hello Weekendwill play a postgame concert on the field after the game. For $5 per person, fans can buy a Field Access Pass, which will get them on the field after the game for the postgame concert, air show and fireworks that night.
Sunday, April 23 is another Kids Day at the ballpark. Kids eat free with a paid admission, run the bases after the game and there will also be inflatables in the Hall of Fame Pavilion for kids to enjoy. Sunday is also the first of two Team Autograph days. Gates open at 12:30 with players and coaches signing along the outfield warning track from 12:45 – 1:25 p.m. If it rains, the signing will be on the stadium concourse.
The Bats have drawn over 10 million fans since Louisville Slugger Field opened in April, 2000. Tickets for all regular season games are available. The entire 2017 Bats schedule, including updated promotions and special events, can be found at batsbaseball.com. Single-game tickets may be purchased online, by calling 1-855-228-8497 or by visiting the Louisville Slugger Field box office. Full and partial season tickets, along with group outings and suite rentals are available by calling the Bats front office at 502-212-2287.