AUGUSTA, Ga. -- With Opening Day for Augusta State Baseball only eight days away, season tickets for the 2013 Diamond Jaguar season are now on sale.
A season ticket package is available for $30 and can be purchased inside the ASU Athletics ticket office located in Christenberry Fieldhouse on Wrightsboro Road. For more information, call 706-737-1626.
The Jaguars' 2013 schedule features 27 home games and includes 19 contests at Lake Olmstead Stadium, the home of the Augusta GreenJackets -- the Class A affiliate of the 2010 and 2012 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants.
ASU opens the season on Friday, Feb. 1, when the Jags renew their annual series with Carson-Newman in a three-game set at Lake Olmstead Stadium. ASU and the Eagles meet in a single game on Friday, Feb. 1 at 2:00 p.m., and play a doubleheader on Saturday, Feb. 2 beginning at 12:00 p.m.
The Jags kick off their 30-game Peach Belt Conference schedule at LOS when they host Armstrong Atlantic State in a three-game series on Feb. 16-17, before traveling to Columbus State for their first PBC road test on Feb. 23-24.
Beginning the last conference stretch before the tournament, ASU heads to USC Aiken on April 5-6, after hosting the Pacers in a single game at LOS on Mar. 27. The Jags meet Flagler at home and Francis Marion in three-game series before concluding PBC play with a home series against UNC Pembroke at Jaguar Field on April 27-28.
The schedule features a total of five meetings with the Pacers, including one in Augusta. The 2013 PBC Tournament is slated for May 8-12 in Greenwood, S.C., hosted by Lander University. The tournament format will welcome the top four teams in each division, with each winner advancing to the double-elimination bracket.
Now in their fourth season under head coach Chris Cooper, the Jags look to bounce back from a 13-37 mark last season.