Central Baptist College Mustang Baseball team will be the first team in Arkansas to play a game in Busch Stadium. The agreement between the St. Louis Cardinals organization was announced at a press conference held on the CBC campus on Wednesday, February 10, 2016.
The CBC Mustangs will play St. Louis Community College on October 1, 2016 in Busch Stadium immediately following the Cardinals game with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The CBC game is tentatively set to begin at 6:15 p.m.
CBC Coach Dr. Aaron Brister said, “With our new American Midwest Conference headquarters being in the St. Louis metro, this is definitely a recruiting area for us. We are excited to give our players the opportunity to play in this venue.”
The Mustangs were runner up finishers in the National Christian College Athletic Association’s (NCCA) Central Region Tournament in 2015. The Mustangs received an invitation to play in their first ever NCCAA World Series and finished the season with a school record of 31 wins.
“The St. Louis Cardinals Amateur Game Program has been an ongoing experience for more than 30 years here in St. Louis,” said Cardinals Account Executive Jesse Blackstock. “Hopefully the participation of CBC this season will serve as a blueprint for others in the state to follow in the future.”
“It’s a wonderful opportunity for our student-athletes, and we appreciate the Cardinals allowing us to participate in this unbelievable experience. We hope that all Central Baptist College students, faculty and alumni will join us at the Cardinals game and stay afterwards to watch our Mustangs,” said CBC President Terry Kimbrow.
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Tickets are $15 for general admission for both games and are available at www.cbc.edu/cardinals or by calling 501-205-8920.