Grizzlies set to open on-campus baseball complex this Saturday

Georgia Gwinnett College will host its first-ever on-campus baseball games this Saturday, March 9, with the opening of the Grizzlies’ state-of-the-art baseball complex, Dr. Darin S. Wilson, GGC’s Director of Athletics, announced Tuesday.

The Grizzlies will host Rochester College (Mich.), a fellow National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics opponent. First pitch is set for 4 p.m. and game two will begin about 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one.

A pre-game celebration is planned during which GGC President Dr. Daniel J. Kaufman will commemorate the event and throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

The privately-funded baseball complex is adjacent to the campus’ main entrance off Collins Hill Road in Lawrenceville. It features a natural grass playing surface with team dugouts, seating for 800 spectators and a press box for game staff and working media. Additionally, a scoreboard equipped with a digital message display is located over the outfield wall in right field.

“We are thrilled to open our beautiful new ballpark to the GGC community and our fans in the area,” said Wilson. “We truly feel that we’ve constructed one of the finest baseball facilities in the state and we can’t wait to share this experience with the Grizzly fans, the city of Lawrenceville and Gwinnett County. We look forward to many years of great memories ahead.”

Georgia Gwinnett is off to a strong start in its inaugural season with a 9-6 record. The team has played all of its games thus far away from home to allow for completion of its home field.

The Grizzlies boast an active roster entirely made up of players from the state of Georgia and are led by first-year head coach Brad Stromdahl.

Admission is free on Saturday and will remain so for the remainder of the Grizzlies’ inaugural season. Free parking is available in the parking deck at the campus’ main entrance off Collins Hill Road. Additionally, the parking deck and field are handicapped-accessible with a courtesy shuttle.

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