Plan Early Arrival For Big Softball Weekend
COLUMBIA, S.C. —- With large crowds expected surrounding alumni events and an important Southeastern Conference series against No. 4 Alabama, No. 17 South Carolina softball encourages fans to arrive early to all three games this weekend as to not miss out on all the fun. First pitch on Friday and Saturday is set for 6:00 p.m. ET while the series finale is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday.
The series opener and finale will be on SEC Network + while the Saturday game will be on ESPN.
South Carolina has announced the series as Alumni Weekend with the 1989 Women’s College World Series team set to be honored prior to the Friday night game with legendary head coach Joyce Compton throwing out the first pitch.
On Saturday, former Gamecock Trinity Johnson will have her jersey retired during pregame ceremonies. This will mark the first time in program history Carolina has retired a softball jersey and will be the first of four this spring for the Athletic Department. The first 250 fans and 50 students will receive a limited-edition Trinity Johnson “shirzy.”
To accommodate the expected crowds, Carolina will open Carolina Softball Stadium At Beckham Field 90 minutes before first pitch instead of the normal hour before.
For fans still wishing to come, there will be a limited number of single-game tickets available for sale in the ticketing tent on game day all three days of the Alabama series.
Inside the stadium, along with the normal concessions set up Carolina has brought in additional stands around the concourse to help better serve fans.
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