BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - The Biloxi Shuckers and Jackson State exhibition game is slated for 6:40 p.m. on April 4 at MGM Park.
The Shuckers-Tigers preseason match up will be a nine inning affair with both teams pitching for themselves and using wood bats.
Jackson State head coach Omar Johnson has piled up a 301-198 record, entering his 10th season at JSU.
Johnson said, "This is a great opportunity for our kids to see baseball at the highest level, against Double-A professional players. Playing at MGM Park will be the first time many of our kids have had a chance to play on a pro field, and they are excited about the challenge. It's just a great opportunity for our program.
The Tigers are members of the NCAA Division I Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC). JSU returns four starters and 11 letter-winners from last season's 32-25 squad that finished second in the SWAC's Eastern Division.
Jackson State will also play at MGM Park on March 1 facing Southern University and battle Alcorn State on April 15 in Biloxi.
Tickets for the exhibition game will be general admission, with Biloxi Shuckers Season Ticket and Suite holders receiving free admission to the game.
All plan holders will receive additional information regarding this game in the very near future. General admission tickets will be $7 for the public.