MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -- The No. 12 Georgia College & State University baseball team will compete against conference rival No. 6 North Georgia Friday, March 13 at 6 p.m. at John Kurtz Field. GCSU baseball fans are invited to "Paint the Hill Green" by wearing green attire and showing off their Bobcat pride.
"I am looking forward to seeing the ‘Hill Painted Green' on Friday night and I know our players will give the home crowd an exciting game," head coach Tom Carty said.
The tailgate party kicks off at 5 p.m. on top of the hill with a burger and hotdog cookout provided by Georgia College Athletics. In addition, fans can get their faces painted and do finger-painting arts and crafts on top of the hill. There will also be a spirit competition for the "greenest fan" and the "greenest dog" where the crowd decides who the grand prizewinners will be.
"The Tailgate on the 13th is a great way to get more friends of baseball out to the park," said Carty. "North Georgia is a tough conference opponent and having the home crowd supporting our team may give us the edge that a home game should have for our players. I am really excited to create a fan-friendly atmosphere at Kurtz Field. I think many of the students and community who come to a baseball game for the first time will be pleased as to the level of play and the atmosphere around the ballpark."
Come on out and catch all the excitement again for "Paint the Hill Green Day 2". The Bobcats will be back in action against North Georgia for a doubleheader Saturday, March 14 at 2 p.m. at Kurtz Field. Sandella's Restaurant at West Campus will be open for lunch from noon to 2 p.m. After the first inning, the "greenest fan" and "greenest dog" winners will be awarded prizes and the winner of Sandella's grand prize will be presented.
Visit www.GCSUBobcats.com to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GCSU Athletics Hall of Fame. The GCSU Department of Athletics sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, GCSU prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the Bobcats' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement.