USA Baseball comes to Knights Stadium

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by Charlotte Knights

WCNC.com

Posted on July 7, 2010 at 10:56 AM

FORT MILL, S.C.  -- USA Baseball and the Charlotte Knights announce that the 2010 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team and the Korean Collegiate National Team will play at Knights Stadium in Fort Mill, S.C., on July 16, 2010, at 7:15 p.m. 

Tickets for the game are on sale now through the Charlotte Knights ticket office.  For more information fans can call (704) 357-8071 and select option four.

The game will be part of the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team’s summer exhibition schedule before it participates in international competition.  Team USA’s major event this summer is the season-ending FISU World University Baseball Championships in Japan, July 29-Aug. 9.

The Collegiate Team last visited Fort Mill in 2007.  The team of now-current MLB prospects Pedro Alvarez, Brian Matusz, Justin Smoak and current Knights outfielder Jordan Danks led China, 6-0, when the game was called in the third inning due to weather.

“We are excited to bring the Collegiate National Team back to Knights Stadium,” said Paul Seiler, USA Baseball Executive Director/CEO.  “Fans in Fort Mill are among the best in the country, and they always make us feel at home when our team is in town.”

The USA Baseball Collegiate National Team is made up of the top non-draft-eligible collegiate baseball players in the country.  Players who have worn the red, white, and blue for the Collegiate Team and have gone on to Major League Baseball success include such notables as Nomar Garciaparra (1992), Ryan Howard (2000), Dustin Pedroia (2002-03), David Price (2005-06), Huston Street (2002-03), Mark Teixeira (2000), and Jason Varitek (1996).

The Charlotte Knights are the Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. For ticket or event information, please contact the Knights front office at 704-357-8071 or 803-548-8050 or visit our website at for more information.

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