The Seattle University baseball team will play a regular season game at Cheney Stadium for the second straight year, this time hosting the BYU Cougars at the home of the Tacoma Rainiers, the AAA-affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, Friday, April 13, beginning at 6 p.m.
Last season, Seattle U hosted the Oregon Ducks at Cheney Stadium, with the Ducks coming out on top, 10-5. The Redhawks and the Cougars have played each other seven times over the past three seasons, with BYU holding a 4-3 advantage heading into a four-game series between the two squads that includes the game at Cheney Stadium.
"We enjoyed our experience at Cheney Stadium last season and welcome the chance to return to that historic venue this year. A great rivalry has developed between the Redhawks and the BYU Cougars over the past three years, and I am confident that the fans will enjoy the game on April 13," Seattle U head baseball coach Donny Harrel said.
Tickets for the game are now on sale online through Ticketmaster, or at the Cheney Stadium Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission tickets cost $9 for adults and $5 for youth ages 17 and below. Groups of 15 or more are eligible for group tickets at $5 apiece. Military personnel will receive free admission with valid identification, and tickets for family members of military personnel will go for $5 each.
The Seattle U-BYU game will be the culmination of nine straight days of baseball at Cheney Stadium, as the Tacoma Rainiers open their 2012 season with an eight-game homestand against the Salt Lake Bees and the Colorado Springs Sky Sox April 5-12. The Redhawks and the Cougars will begin their four-game series with a doubleheader Thursday, April 12, at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue starting at 3 p.m. and conclude the series back at Bannerwood Park Saturday, April 14, at 12 noon.
The Seattle University baseball team is in its third season of competition after being reinstated as an NCAA sport at the school in 2008. The Redhawks are in their final season as a Division I independent before moving into the Western Athletic Conference starting in the 2012-13 academic year.