South Bend Cubs host Notre Dame for charity game

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - The South Bend Cubs faced off against Notre Dame's baseball team Wednesday night, all for a good cause.

All ticket sales from the game are going to be split between the Samantha Hickey Foundation that raises money for pediatric cancer and the Center for the Homeless.

The game only went 5 innings as Notre Dame had a limited number of pitchers available.

The Cubs came away with the 1-0 victory.

It was a chance for a fresh faced South Bend Cubs to get a taste of playing at Four Winds Field.

"This is what we've been waiting for," second baseman Delvin Zinn said. " Just to get out and play in front of fans. That's dreams come true, really."

"I'm gonna be honest, I walked in and down to the locker room yesterday, I walked down that tunnel, the little kid in me was just screaming," outfielder Cole Roederer said. "I came straight from high school. We never had this in high school. We didn't have a locker room. To have all this and to walk on this field and have that kind of grass, to have that kind of field, it's something I've always wanted."

The Cubs' will open their season against West Michigan, Thursday night at 7:05 p.m.