Aberdeen Ironbirds Announce 2018 Schedule, Frederick Keys Announce 2018 Game Times


The calendar may say November, but it's never a bad time to look ahead to next season, and this week saw both the Aberdeen Ironbirds and Frederick Keys announce 2018 regular season information.

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Ironbirds release 2018 Schedule

The Orioles' Short-season A affiliate, the Ironbirds start their season much later than the full-season affiliates do. On Tuesday, the Ironbirds released their 2018 regular season schedule, and opening day will take place on Friday, June 15 as Aberdeen will host the defending New York-Penn League champions, the Hudson Valley Renegades.

Aberdeen will host 38 home games in 2018 and Friday home games will once again be fireworks show nights. The Ironbirds also revealed that season-long promotions of Kids Run the Bases (Sunday, postgame) and Senior Stroll (Wednesdays, pregame) will return in 2018 as well.

A new season-long promotion in 2018 will be pregame on Saturdays as fans can play catch on the field prior to the game.

Keys release 2018 Game Times

If you recall, the Keys released their 2018 home schedule earlier this offseason (click here for article), which will be the team's 30th Anniversary season.

On Wednesday, the Keys released game times for their 2018 season, and also announced that fans will be able to enjoy 23 fireworks shows during the year.

First pitch for the majority of weeknight games will be at 7:00 p.m., with the exceptions coming on Thursday, May 3 (11 a.m.), Wednesday, May 9 (11 a.m.), Thursday, May 24 (11 a.m.), Tuesday, July 23 (2 p.m.), Thursday, August 2 (12 p.m.) and the regular season finale on Labor Day (2 p.m.).

Most Saturday home games will begin at 6:00 p.m. and all but one Sunday home game (September 3 - 6 p.m.) will begin at 2 p.m. There are two Saturday home games that will begin at 2 p.m., both of which come in April (14 and 21).

It's never too early to start thinking about 2018 baseball!



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