Today's scheduled season-opener between the West Michigan Whitecaps and the South Bend Cubs at Fifth Third Ballpark has been officially postponed.

Due to the inclement weather and forecast of rain, cold and wind, the decision was made to make up the game as part of a doubleheader tomorrow, Friday, April 7, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Friday’s twin bill will consist of two seven-inning games with a 30-minute break in between.

Tickets for today's game can be exchanged for any home game throughout the 2017 season at the Fifth Third Ballpark Box Office, while tickets to Friday’s contest can be used to watch both games of the doubleheader.

Gates for the “New Opening Day” will open at 4:00 p.m. RHP Kyle Funkhouser will pitch for the Whitecaps against RHP Duncan Robinson in Friday’s opener.

Friday’s games will include many of the same festivities. Alpine Hats will be given away to the first 1,200 fans presented by Fifth Third Bank, a spectacular post-game Family Fare fireworks show, Founder’s KBS will be on tap and fans will have an opportunity each inning of the game to win a weekend getaway to Traverse City.

For more information on Opening Day visit www.whitecapsbaseball.com. If you can’t make it to the ballpark, radio coverage will begin at 4:30 p.m. 1340 AM WJRW.