The University of South Carolina at Lancaster got the jump on a new era in Lancers' athletics just after midnight Monday.
The Lancers, who are fielding a baseball team for the first time in school history, opened their practice for the fall. The official opening of fall practice was Monday.
The Lancers, with 54 players in the fold, played two five-inning games.
Fans were filing in by around 11:30 p.m. and the group number reached as high as 75 at one point, including a group tailgating in right center field.