EAST GREENSBORO –The North Carolina A&T baseball team will play the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats at 1 p.m., Friday, April 26 in a nationally-televised game on ESPNU at War Memorial Stadium.
In an effort to bring awareness to the atrocities of sexual assault, the student-athletes from both teams will wear teal sticker ribbons on their uniforms.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month which is an annual campaign to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. The teal ribbon was adopted as a symbol of sexual assault awareness and prevention.
The televised game will be the first of a three-game Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) series against the Wildcats. The Wildcats have been the standard-barrier in the MEAC for a number of years winning 14 conference titles in the past 20 years.
But the Aggies have started to make inroads into the Wildcats dominance. N.C. A&T is the defending MEAC champions and over the previous two seasons, they have won a combined 31 conference games. They are in first place in the MEAC Southern Division this season with a 9-5 mark.
Plus, the Aggies swept the Wildcats for the first time ever in a three-game series earlier this season. In non-conference action, the Aggies have wins over perennial power South Carolina, UNC Greensboro
N.C. A&T is led by Dustin Baber who is hitting .320 with 19 RBI, nine doubles and two home runs. He also has a team-leading 12 stolen bases.