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NASHVILLE -- The Town of Nashville's Parks and Recreation Department is expanding its offerings to include adult athletics.

In an effort to work in to adults' busy work/life schedules, they are planning a series of one-day tournaments throughout the year.

They are currently accepting registrations for an Adult Co-Ed Chicago Style Softball Tournament.

Chicago style softball is played with a larger ball, no glove needed, on a smaller field size, so less running.

Teams are made of 10 players, 3 of which must be female.

The tournament will begin March 18 at 10 a.m. at Glover Park.

To register it is free for individuals who live inside of town limits and is $10 for individuals living outside of town limits.

Registration forms can be found at Town Hall.

If you don't have a team, no problem, register as a free agent and the Parks and Recreation Department will find a team for you.

Concessions will be available so bring the entire family for a day of fun at Glover Park.

For more information, call (252) 459-9697.

CANES: The Carolina Hurricanes have announced the team's 2017-18 Season Ticket Member pricing and benefits.

New for Season Ticket Members in 2017-18 will be an every-game 15 percent discount at PNC Arena concession stands (excludes alcohol per North Carolina regulations).

Along with the concession discount, Season Ticket Members who buy or renew for 2017-18 by March 30, will lock in current discounted pre-paid parking rates, and can receive a credit of as much as $500 to be used toward in-game seat upgrades.

Additionally, Season Ticket Members will have access to an exclusive town hall meeting with members of the team's front office and a "chalk talk" with General Manager Ron Francis.

Season Ticket Members who renew their season tickets between March 3 and April 1 will be entered into the team's 30 Prizes in 30 Days contest.

Highlighting the team's offerings for 2017-18, is a limited-quantity, lower level Sideline season ticket priced at $1,997 per seat to mark the team's 20th anniversary since arriving in North Carolina in 1997.

Returning for 2017-18 are the popular 22-game and 11-game flex plans that allow Season Ticket Members to select the games that best fit their schedules.

For more information, visit http://www.CarolinaHurricanes.com/tickets or call 1-866-645-2263.

NC STATE: The North Carolina State University baseball team was defeated by the Maryland Terrapins, 9-2, last Saturday evening at the USA Baseball Complex in Cary.

The neutral-site contest was held in conjunction with the Irish Classic hosted by Notre Dame at the venue.

The Wolfpack moves to 5-5 on the year and the Terps improve to 3-5.

NC State had a tough start to the game, as Wolfpack starting pitcher Cory Wilder did not make it out of the first inning. The leadoff batter for Maryland singled and three walks followed before the Pack had to go to its bullpen.

Austin Staley entered the game and got the first batter he faced to bounce into a fielder's choice. Maryland tried to catch NC State sleeping by attempting to steal third base, but catcher Jack Conley fired a strike to Evan Mendoza at third base, who applied the tag for the out. Staley then picked off the runner on first base to escape the bases loaded jam he inherited with the score only 2-0.

Unfortunately for State, the Wolfpack was not able to capitalize off the momentum. In the third inning, Maryland extended the lead to 3-0 following a solo home run by Marty Costes.

NC State looked to cut into the Maryland lead in the fourth after singles by Brad Debo and Joe Dunand combined with a Terps throwing error to put runners at second and third with one out, but a pair of outs ensued to end the rally.

A two-run homer by Madison Nickens in the fourth inning helped Maryland pull away, 5-0.

UM added another run in the fifth after an RBI single.

MUDCATS: The Carolina Mudcats are holding open tryouts for National Anthem singers and pre-game entertainers from March 11 from 10 a.m.-noon at Five County Stadium in Zebulon.

Registration will begin at 9 a.m. on the third-base side of the stadium.

Auditions will be held on a first-come, first-served basis.

All singers, including solo acts or groups, wishing to perform the National Anthem at Five County Stadium before a game this season must audition at this tryout event.

Those who have performed the "Star Spangled Banner" in previous years at a Mudcats game are also encouraged to audition again.

All auditions must be performed a cappella and on the field at Five County Stadium. There is no age requirement.

The pre-game entertainment talent search is open but not limited to dancing, singing, baton twirlers, the playing of a musical instrument, etc.

Pre-game acts or performances should be limited to three minutes or less.

All acts will be considered for Mudcats pre-game or in-game entertainment purposes.

Performers needing background music for their act should have a CD, mobile device or MP3 prepared in advance of their performance.

All performers with any further questions regarding this event are encouraged to call the Mudcats front office at (919) 269-2287.

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