On Wednesday, March 30th, the Southeastern University baseball team will face off against the Detroit Tigers in an exhibition for the 3rd time.
Last year’s meeting between the two teams was canceled due to MLB Covid-19 Protocols. “We are grateful for this opportunity to showcase our team and our university,” said Fire Baseball Coach Adrian Dinkel. “This game has been one of the biggest highlights of our season in the past, and we are thankful the Tigers were able to get us back on the schedule.”
The Fire, currently holding a record of 27-1, haven’t come away with a victory yet in their previous 2 meetings with the Tigers. After losing 13-2 in 2019, the Fire fell by only 1 run in 2020, after Daniel Pinero doubled to center field, giving the Tigers the 5-4 victory. But the relationship between the teams remains strong and focused on giving Lakeland a memorable afternoon at the ballpark. “Our relationship with the Tigers organization, whether that be in Detroit or locally with the Flying Tigers, is invaluable to us,” said SEU’s Director of Athletics, Drew Watson. “We are appreciative to Mr. Christopher Ilitch, Al Avila, and Ryan Garko for finding a way to make this happen within the abbreviated spring training schedule. We look forward to a special day at Tigertown.”