The rivalry between the Clark Atlanta University Panthers and the Morehouse College Maroon Tigers baseball programs will get a new look on Friday as the two teams will meet for the fourth game in their annual six game series at Fluor Field in Greenville, South Carolina. The Atlanta University Center representatives will be taking place in the HBCU Classic for a Jackie Robinson Day Celebration in honor of the Major League Baseball pioneer.

Admission to the games for all students from K-12 is free. The event will have a pregame fireworks display, will feature HBCU pep bands and a special appearance 107.3 JAMZ’s Tone Hollywood.

Clark and Morehouse will have a doubleheader at Bill Evans Field in College Park on Saturday at noon and 3pm The final two games between the two rivals comes near the of down seasons for both clubs. The Panthers are 11-20 after taking a conference game from Claflin University 13-10 on Saturday. (Note: CAU and Claflin are playing this afternoon at 1 p.m. in Orangeburg) The Maroon Tigers, after taking all three games in Augusta from Paine College a week ago, were swept in three games by visiting Albany State University this past weekend and are now 13-23 overall.

Morehouse currently holds the season series lead 2-1 after taking both sides of a doubleheader, 5-1 and 5-2 on Mar. 4. The Panthers defeated the Maroon Tigers 8-4 in the first game of the series on Mar. 3.

Both teams will end their 2018 seasons on the road with Clark Atlanta playing a non-conference game in MIlledgeville at Georgia College on Wed., Apr. 25 and at Lane College on Apr. 28-29. Morehouse will have their final SIAC series at Tuskegee on Apr. 28-29.

Both Clark Atlanta and Morehouse will be on the road Friday as part of a doubleheader in Greenville, S.C. for the HBCU Classic. The games are part of a Jackie Robinson Day celebbration.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Donnell began his career covering sports and news in Atlanta nearly two decades ago. Since then he has written for Atlanta Business Chronicle, The Southern Cross...

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