BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Bakersfield Blaze will hit the diamond Thursday night for the first time in 2013.
The Cincinnati Reds Advanced A-level affiliate will play its first game of the year in Stockton against the Stockton Ports, starting at 7:05 p.m.
The ballclub's home opener will take place on Thursday, April 11th at historic Sam Lynn Ballpark.
The Blaze is trying to follow up on last year's successful season. The team was the Cal League's First Half champions in 2012, but lost in the fist round of playoffs to the Modesto Nuts.