Shuckers to host William Carey for benefit exhibition game

Shuckers to host William Carey for benefit exhibition game

BILOXI, MS (WDAM) - The Biloxi Shuckers and William Carey Crusaders baseball team will meet in an exhibition game on Tuesday at MGM Park.

The game, scheduled for a 6:35 p.m. first pitch, will serve as a fundraiser for William Carey University, whose campus was impacted by tornadoes in January. Damage occurred on campus to dorms, Tatum Court, Thomas Hall and the library, according to a news release issued by The Shuckers.

"The Brewers were interested in the Shuckers playing a preseason game prior to the season-opener in Montgomery on April 6, so when we heard about the destruction to the William Carey campus, we immediately reached out to see if we could partner with them on this event," said Shuckers general manager Chuck Arnold. "Not only are the Crusaders an outstanding baseball program, but this is a great opportunity for us to assist with their recovery efforts on campus."

All tickets for the game will be $7 for general admission seating, with all net ticket proceeds benefiting the William Carey tornado relief efforts. Tickets may be purchased in advance at biloxishuckers.com/tickets, or through Ticketmaster. Tickets will be available at the Shuckers Box Office at the northeast corner of MGM Park when individual game tickets go on sale, March 6.

"We are very appreciative and grateful to the Shuckers for organizing this event. It will be a great day for our student-athletes, alumni, and fans," said William Carey athletic director DJ Pulley.

"Our team is very grateful for the opportunity to play one of the top minor league teams in a beautiful setting. I know our players will be excited to play that caliber of competition," said Crusaders head coach Bobby Halford.

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