The Carolina Mudcats have announced their 2011 schedule, which will begin with a five-game homestand against the Mobile Bay Bears at Five County Stadium starting April 7.

The Cincinnati Reds’ affiliate in the Double-A Southern League will host three weekday games including Education Day on April 11 at 11:00 a.m. against Mobile and “Businessperson Specials” on July 7 at noon against Jacksonville and Aug. 25 at 11:00 a.m. again against Jacksonville.

The Mudcats will also host a game between East Carolina and Wake Forest on May 11 at 7 p.m., and one of the NCHSAA state championship baseball series June 3-4.