Disco Turkeys to welcome Locos and Bootleggers for season's final home games
The Carolina Disco Turkeys will finish up their inaugural home schedule this week with a pair of evening matchups at Winston-Salem’s Truist Stadium.
The new summer wood bat team made up of college players, many from the Triad area, will face the High Point-Thomasville Locos on Thursday night and the Race City Bootleggers, a Mooresville, NC-based independent team, on Friday night. Both games are scheduled to start at 5:35 p.m.
Thursday’s game will be the final Lowes Foods Thirsty Thursdays game for the season for the Disco Turkeys and will feature discounted beers.
“We’re excited about how our home season has gone so far, and we’re very excited about these last two home games and giving this year’s team one more chance to interact with our home crowd,” said Greg Sullivan, team president and co-owner of the Disco Turkeys. “The players have had so much fun this year dancing around on the field and on the dugouts and walking through the crowd at games and signing autographs for kids, not to mention playing baseball. Winston-Salem has treated them very well and we’re all grateful for that.”
The team is fresh off a lot of media attention from their last home stand, which featured a game where the team wore shorts that was covered by a couple national outlets and by local media. “The news has gotten out that this is a fun team, we’re lucky to have these guys in our uniform and representing us and our city,” Sullivan said.
Following the home stand, the Disco Turkeys will travel to Johnstown, Pennsylvania to represent North Carolina and compete in the AAABA (All-American Amateur Baseball Association) National Tournament against 15 elite wood bats teams from across the country. The tournament runs from Aug. 2-8.
Tickets for the home games this Thursday and Friday are $7 in advance and $8 at the gate.