Gwinnett Stripers to host college and high school baseball games at Coolray Field | Sports

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The Gwinnett Stripers announced Thursday the schedule of college and high school baseball games to be played at Coolray Field in 2022.

The Stripers will host five college baseball games in Lawrenceville, including:

♦ Atlanta Braves Ralph Garr-Bill Lucas HBCU Baseball Classic, presented by Truist (February 25-27):

The second annual HBCU Baseball Classic is a three-weekend series between Grambling State University and Florida A&M University. Coolray Field hosted the inaugural series between the GSU Tigers and FAMU Rattlers in March 2021, designed to highlight baseball programs at historically black colleges and universities in the Southeast.

The series begins Friday, February 25 at 7 p.m., continues Saturday, February 26 at 3 p.m., and ends Sunday, February 27 at 1 p.m. The February 26 game will include a tour of the Braves World Champions Trophy Tour presented by Truist.

Tickets for all three games of the HBCU Baseball Classic are on sale now.

♦ Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta 2022 Spring Classic for Kids (March 6):

Georgia Tech is hosting the University of Georgia for the 19th Annual Spring Classic for Kids on Sunday, March 6. This is the second meeting between the two state rivals at Coolray Field, the first since March 1, 2020.

Doors open at 12 p.m. and play begins at 2 p.m. The festivities will include an appearance by the 2021 World Series Trophy and Atlanta Braves mascot Blooper. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Tickets are on sale now.

♦ Georgia State University vs. University of Georgia (March 22):

NCAA Division I baseball returns to the home of the Stripers on Tuesday, March 22. This time, Georgia State University is hosting the University of Georgia. This will be the first time the Panthers and Bulldogs meet at Coolray Field.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and play begins at 6:05 p.m. Tickets are on sale now.

In addition to collegiate action, the Stripers will also host the following high school games:

♦ Athens Christian School vs. Stony Brook (NY) School (March 2)

♦ Lanier High School vs. Landmark Christian School (March 19)

♦ 2022 Georgia High School Association Baseball State Championships (May 24-26):

For the second year in a row, the GHSA state titles will be on the line as Coolray Field hosts the best of three championship series in two different rankings.

The Gwinnett Stripers’ 2022 season is unaffected by the current Major League Baseball lockdown and will continue as scheduled. Gwinnett begins the year on Tuesday, April 5 in Memphis before returning to Coolray Field for opening night on Tuesday, April 12 against Nashville.

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