Charleston RiverDogs open with many a home game (update: another win, random photo of Riley, Murray)

Image by Flickr user The Suss-Man (Mike)

Update April 16: Though their overall record improved only to a could-be-better 4-5, the RiverDogs have won both their road and home opener by beating the Rome Braves 9-8 on Friday night.

They overcame a four-run ninth inning hole to force extra innings and defeat the Braves in front of a sellout crowd of 7,018 fans at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park. 

I'll point you over to the RiverDogs' site for a full write-up and note that they play the Braves again tonight, Saturday, at 7:05 p.m., Sunday at 5:05, and Monday at 7:05 p.m. In fact the RiverDogs have home games all the way through next Saturday

Oh and be sure to check out this random shot by The Post and Courier of actor and part team owner Bill Murray twirly Charleston Mayor Joe Riley on the field; see it here.

Update April 8: The RiverDogs are off to a solid start winning their April 7 game 6-1 in front of 7,999 fans in Opening Night South Atlantic League action at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

For details on the game I'll point you to the RiverDogs' report; read it here.

Let's hope it's a good omen for their first home game in a week -- in the meantime keep up with their scores on the road over here.

First reporting: Charleston's minor-league baseball team will play their first game of the season today, April 7, against the Lexington (Kentucky) Legends.

You can tune in at WTMZ 910-AM.

They'll play four straight games there and then four more at Greenville before their 7:05 p.m. Friday, April 15, home opener against the Rome (Georgia) Braves. They'll play home games straight through the weekend, week, and following Saturday, April 23.

You can check out their full schedule over here.

If you're curious about the RiverDogs' starting lineup, head here.

And if you'd like to know what goodies are being given away at home games, head here.

Keep up with RiverDogs stories on our topic page.