Charleston RiverDogs announce game times for upcoming season

The Charleston RiverDogs will begin their 20th season at Riley Park in April. (File/Wade Spees/Staff)

The Charleston RiverDogs on Tuesday announced game times for the upcoming baseball season.

The RiverDogs, a Class A affiliate of the New York Yankees, begin their 20th season at Riley Park on April 6 with an exhibition game against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans at 7:05 p.m., followed by the official Opening Night on April 7 against the Columbia Fireflies.

“Opening Day will be here before we know it and our fans have plenty to look forward to this season,” said RiverDogs president and general manager Dave Echols. “With the game times now on our schedule, we hope our fans are just as excited to get underway as we are.”

All Saturday home games will again have a 6:05 p.m. first pitch while the team’s games on Monday through Friday will continue to feature the traditional 7:05 p.m. start time. Sunday games will start at 5:05 p.m.

The RiverDogs also have several special days in which the normal start time will be adjusted:

April 13 vs. Asheville: Education Day at 11:05 a.m.

May 10 vs. Hickory: Education Day at 11:05 a.m.

July 3 vs. Augusta: Independence Day Celebration at 6:35 p.m.

July 13 vs. Greenville: Big Splash Day at 12:05 p.m.

Sept. 1 vs. Hagerstown: Season finale with postgame fireworks at 6:35 p.m.

Fans have the opportunity to see two games for the price of one when The Citadel plays a Southern Conference contest prior to the RiverDogs. Those dates are April 8-10 vs. Columbia (The Citadel vs. UNC Greensboro) and April 22-24 vs. Augusta (The Citadel vs. Western Carolina).

The RiverDogs will be managed by Luis Dorante for the third consecutive year. He will be assisted by former big leaguer and Mount Pleasant resident Greg Colbrunn as hitting coach, Justin Pope as the pitching coach, Travis Chapman as the defensive coach and Michel Hernandez as the catching coach.

Ticket information is available at riverdogs.com or 843-577-3647.