Superhero Night Headlines Louisville Bats 10-Game Homestand

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville Bats will host their first ever Superhero Night on Saturday, May 23 against the Pawtucket Red Sox at Louisville Slugger Field. The Bats will wear special superhero-themed jerseys to be auctioned the following week with proceeds benefiting Dare to Care. Over 20 superheroes will be available in costume on Superhero Night for meet-and-greet and photo opportunities. Fans dressed in costume as superheroes will receive $3 off a field reserved ticket when buying at the ticket windows.

The Bats will open their homestand with three games against the Norfolk Tides on Monday, May 18 through Wednesday, May 20. On that Monday, the Senior PGA Fun Zonewill be set up in the Hall of Fame Pavilion and feature inflatables and putting games. There will also be $3 margaritas at the stand behind Section 122 on the third-base side forMargarita Monday.

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The Pawtucket Red Sox then visit for three games after the Tides. The locally famous $1 Budweiser beer happy hour returns on Thursday, May 21 from 5:30-7 p.m. with live music by Timmy & Sharfe on the Overlook Deck from 5:30-6 p.m. Patriotic hats will be given to the first 2,000 paid admissions through the gates on Friday, May 22 and then Superhero Night will be Saturday, May 23. There will be a postgame performance by the Olate Dogs, the 2012 winners of America’s Got Talent, on Sunday, May 24 andMemorial Day Eve fireworks to finish the evening.

Military Appreciation Day will be on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25 as the Bats open a three-game set with the Toledo Mud Hens with a 4:05 p.m. first pitch. To honor those who have served our country throughout the years, all veterans, active military, military family members, reservists and national guardsmen will receive free field reserved tickets with valid I.D., VSO membership card or DD Form 214.

A mobile Vietnam Veterans Memorial will be on display in the Hall of Fame Pavilion beginning Memorial Day and lasting through the end of the homestand on Wednesday.The Bats will also make a POW/MIA Chair of Honor dedication before their Memorial Day game with the ceremony scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. The POW/MIA Chair of Honor will be permanently located at the top of Section 130 of Louisville Slugger Field. (See Louisville Bats Make Special Plans To Honor Veterans…)

The Bats return home from a 4-3 road trip that saw them earn their first sweep of the Gwinnett Braves on the road since 2010. Louisville is third place in the International League West, five games back of the Columbus Clippers. Second-year Bats pitcher Jon Moscot is 5-0 in six starts and holds a 2.39 ERA, seventh-best in the circuit. Infielder Iván De Jesús is batting .336, also seventh in the league.

The Bats have averaged 8,912 fans per game at Louisville Slugger Field since its opening in 2000 and have totaled over 9.4 million fans through 15 seasons. Tickets for all regular season games are available. The entire 2015 Bats schedule, including updated promotions and special events, can be found at batsbaseball.com. Single-game tickets may be purchased online, by calling 1-855-228-8497 or by visiting the Louisville Slugger Field box office. Full and partial season tickets, along with group outings and suite rentals are available by calling the Bats front office at 502-212-2287.

Louisville Bats Homestand Highlights • May 18-27, 2015

Monday, May 18 – Louisville Bats vs. Norfolk Tides, 6:35 p.m.

·         Dare to Care food donations accepted.

·         Senior PGA Fun Zone in the Hall of Fame Pavilion. Includes inflatables and putting games.

·         Margarita Monday: 12 oz. margaritas available for $3 behind Section 122 on the third-base side.

·         Meijer Monday: Fans receive $3 off per field reserved seat when presenting any Meijer receipt to the box office window.

·         Baseball Bingo: Winner receives a $50 Meijer gift card and 2nd place finisher(s) receive a gift certificate for a ½ gallon of Blue Bell Ice Cream.

·         White Castle Guarantee Win Monday: If the Bats win, fans can take their ticket stub to White Castle for a FREE classic slider (good either Monday night or all day Tuesday at area White Castles).

Tuesday, May 19 – Louisville Bats vs. Norfolk Tides, 6:35 p.m.

·         $1 Hot Dogs and Pepsi Products, presented by Pepsi, Meijer and Aunt Millie’s.louisville bats

Wednesday, May 20 – Louisville Bats vs. Norfolk Tides, 11:05 a.m.

·         Education Day.

Thursday, May 21 – Louisville Bats vs. Pawtucket Red Sox, 6:35 p.m.

·         Budweiser Beer Happy Hour: $1 Bud and Bud Light from 5:30-7 p.m. plus live music by the Timmy & Sharfe on the Overlook Deck from 5:30-6:00 p.m.

·         Koozie Giveaway: First 1,500 adult fans, presented by ResCare.

Friday, May 22 – Louisville Bats vs. Pawtucket Red Sox, 6:35 p.m.

·         Patriotic Hat Giveaway: First 2,000 fans, presented by Visionworks.

·         Postgame Fireworks, presented by Kentucky Farm Bureau.

Saturday, May 23 – Louisville Bats vs. Pawtucket Red Sox, 6:05 p.m.

·         Superhero Night: Fans dressed as superheroes will receive $3 off a field reserved ticket; meet-and-greet and photo opportunities with over 20 costumed superheroes,presented by KFC. Jerseys will be auctioned online at bats.milbauctions.com beginningWednesday, May 27 with proceeds going to Dare to Care.

·         Backyard Bash: Cornhole on the Overlook until 7:30; $3 14 oz. AmberBock, LandShark and Shock Top at the Overlook Grill until the end of the 7th inning; adult fans may register to win two (2) 2015 World Series tickets (winner to be drawn September 5), presented by Budweiser.

Sunday, May 24 – Louisville Bats vs. Pawtucket Red Sox, 6:05 p.m.

·         Postgame performance by the Olate Dogs, presented by GE.

·         Postgame Fireworks, presented by LG&E.

·         Inflatable KidsZone: Inflated from 1-4 p.m. in the West Hall of Fame Pavilion, presented by BracesBracesBraces and Kids Dentistree.

·         Kids Eat Free: New for 2015 at every Sunday home game, all kids 12-and-under with paid admission receive a free hot dog, junior nachos and small soda. One meal per child.

·         Postgame Kids Run the Base, presented by the YMCA and Meijer.

Monday, May 25 – Louisville Bats vs. Toledo Mud Hens, 4:05 p.m.

·         Mobile Vietnam Veterans Memorial on display in the Hall of Fame Pavilion, 3-7 p.m., presented by Humana.

·         POW/MIA Chair of Honor Dedication Ceremony.

·         Rally Towel Giveaway: First 1,500 fans, presented by YP.

·         Margarita Monday: 12 oz. margaritas available for $3 behind Section 122 on the third-base side.

·         Meijer Monday: Fans receive $3 off per field reserved seat when presenting any Meijer receipt to the box office window.

·         Baseball Bingo: Winner receives a $50 Meijer gift card and 2nd place finisher(s) receive a gift certificate for a ½ gallon of Blue Bell Ice Cream.

·         White Castle Guarantee Win Monday: If the Bats win, fans can take their ticket stub to White Castle for a FREE classic slider (good either Monday night or all day Tuesday at area White Castles).

·         Postgame Kids Run the Base, presented by the YMCA and Meijer.

Tuesday, May 26 – Louisville Bats vs. Toledo Mud Hens, 6:35 p.m.

·         Mobile Vietnam Veterans Memorial on display in the Hall of Fame Pavilion, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., presented by Humana.

·         $1 Hot Dogs and Pepsi Products, presented by Pepsi, Meijer and Aunt Millie’s.

Wednesday, May 27 – Louisville Bats vs. Toledo Mud Hens, 6:35 p.m.

·         Mobile Vietnam Veterans Memorial on display in the Hall of Fame Pavilion, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., presented by Humana.

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