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Spirit Communications Park to host HBCUs

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The Benedict College baseball team will host Claflin University in the inaugural Capital City Baseball Classic at Spirit Communications Park.

The event, hosted by the Columbia Fireflies, will take place Monday, April 23.

“It is an honor to be a part of the inaugural Capital City Baseball Classic. The players are excited and we are looking forward to putting on a good show in front of a big crowd.” said Benedict head baseball coach Selwyn Young.

Gates will open at 5 p.m. with first pitch scheduled for 6 p.m. Tickets for the game are $6 and free for Benedict and Claflin students with a current school ID. A Benedict College shuttle will transport students between the campus and the park.

Prior to the start of the game, Benedict will recognize its senior players as well as members of its baseball hall of fame.

“We are extremely excited for the opportunity to host both Benedict College and Claflin University in our inaugural Capital City Baseball Classic,” said Fireflies president John Katz. “Columbia and the Midlands’ baseball tradition is rich, and we’re thrilled to celebrate our region’s heritage, history and HBCUs.”

The University of South Carolina’s baseball team will play host to College of Charleston in May at Spirit Communications Park.

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