EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The Evansville Otters and Joliet Slammers have announced that the Frontier League preseason tryouts scheduled for May 15 in Allentown, Pa. and June 14 in Evansville, Ind. will be postponed indefinitely due to the uncertainty and concerns of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Both franchises and the Frontier League have full intention to conduct the tryouts to give each player a chance to showcase their talent in front of Frontier League managers and coaches, but only when it is safe to do so according to local, state and federal government guidelines.
Registered participants will receive updated information and new tryout dates for both locations when they become available. Previous registration will be valid when the tryouts are rescheduled.
Further registration is closed for the tryouts, and attendance will be limited to registered players and essential staff only in accordance with CDC guidelines.
When the tryouts are rescheduled, times will remain the same starting at 9 a.m. Position players can check in from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and pitchers can check in from 11:30 a.m. to noon (all times local).
The Joliet Slammers and Evansville Otters will be represented at both tryout dates.
If any players registered for the Allentown or Evansville tryout have any questions, contact Andy McCauley via email at email@example.com.
The Frontier League is a professional, independent baseball organization located in the Midwestern and Northeastern United States. It operates mostly in cities that are not served by Major or Minor League Baseball teams and is not affiliated with either. The league formed in 1993 and is the oldest active independent league.
To be eligible to play in the Frontier League, you must be at least 18 years old.
The Evansville Otters are the 2006 and 2016 Frontier League champions.
The Otters play all home games at historic Bosse Field, located at 23 Don Mattingly Way in Evansville, Ind. Stay up-to-date with the Evansville Otters by visiting evansvilleotters.com, or follow the Otters on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
For more information, visit evansvilleotters.com or call (812) 435-8686.