NCAA Baseball Comes to Cary This Week
Cary, NC — The 2015 NCAA Division II Baseball Championship comes to the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary Saturday, May 23, 2015-Saturday, May 30, 2015.
NCAA Baseball Comes to Cary
Last week, we took photos at a Durham Bull’s game and wrote a story about the pleasures of baseball–now, you can enjoy a hot dog and that baseball spirit right here in Cary, too.
In December of 2013, the NCAA named Cary as a host city for multiple championship games, including the NCAA Division II Baseball Championships. This is the seventh consecutive year Cary will host the NCAA Division II Baseball Championship, making it the third longest run of any city in the 45-year history of the championship.
12-15 games are held at Cary’s USA Baseball Training Complex over an eight-day period, where eight regional winners will compete for the National Title.
Fireworks this Weekend
Fireworks will kick-off the baseball season at the last game on May 23, 2015, and, on Memorial Day, past and present military personnel will be admitted for free.
Kids run the bases after the last game on May 24, 2015, and Saturday, May 30, 2015 is Dollar Day, which means ice cream sandwiches, hot dogs and drinks can be purchased for only $1.
Tickets & Parking
Tickets are $12 for an adult and $32 for a Championship Pass.
They can be purchased online (on etix or through NCAA) or at the National Training Complex prior to each game. Walk-up tickets are $7 for ages 12 and under and for seniors 55 with $7 Wake County and Cary resident tickets and $1 Championship Day tickets for all.
Gates open 1 1/2 hours before the games. Parking is free; seating is first come, first served.
The full schedule for baseball in Cary is below.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
3 pm – Henderson State University vs. Angelo State University
7 pm – Wilmington University vs. Catawba College (Post Game Fireworks)
Sunday, May 24, 2015
3 pm – Truman State University vs. Mercyhurst University
7 pm – Cal Poly Pomona vs. University of Tampa (Kids Run the Bases after 7 p.m. game)
Monday, May 25, 2015 – 3 pm & 7 pm games (Rawlings Key Chain- first 500)
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 – 3 pm & 7 pm games
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 – 3 pm & 7 pm games
Thursday, May 28, 2015 – 3 pm & 7 pm games
Friday, May 29, 2015 – 3 pm; If Game @7 pm
Saturday, May 30, 2015 – 3 pm; Championship Game; If game @ 7 pm (Dollar Day)
Story by staff reports. Photos by Hal Goodtree.