Carve out time for family fun this fall for Sussex County’s ALL NEW Jack O’Lantern Experience! Drive through our mile-long course of over 5 THOUSAND jack o’lanterns ON THE FIELD from September 25 – November 1, 2020.
Join us for 6 weeks of Pure Halloween Madness. This Fall, Skylands Stadium will be decorated with over 5,ooo+ Jack-O-Lanterns throughout the stadium, property and surrounding corn fields! Sussex County’s Family Entertainment Destination will be set ablaze with some of the most spectacular visuals you’ll ever see. Perfect for families of all ages, date nights, and all lovers of Halloween Spirit. Our drive-thru event is safe and spacious, with distancing in mind. You will drive thru the baseball field and property, after, you can enjoy the outdoor fall festival, with seasonal favorites including: food, craft beer, and much more. From our family to yours, welcome to the Jack-O-Lantern Experience!
Tickets start at only $25 per carload and will be sold online only. Tickets slotted for entry in 15-minute increments.
IWC Wrestling has announced Winner Takes All 2020 on October 10th, 2020 at Wild Things Park. Tickets for the event are on sale now by clicking here.
Saturday October 10th, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
Washington Wild Things Park
1 Washington Federal Way – Washington, PA 15301
All Seats General Admission $25 (250 for sale)
***All spectators at the event are required to wear a mask at all times***
The venue will be sanitized before and after the event using sanitizers from the EPA’s list N.
Hand sanitizer will be readily available throughout the facility.
One-way entrances and exists will be marked.
[COVID-19 Safety Guidelines]
Andrew McMahon’s Drive-In Through A Dream
Plus special guest Melody Federer
October 2, 3 and 4, 2020
Live From The Lot
SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS STADIUM CELEBRATING 15TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE JACK’S MANNEQUIN ALBUM EVERYTHING IN TRANSIT
Pre-Sale tickets go on sale Tuesday, September 15 at 10am. Sign up for the mailing list now at andrewmcmahon.com.
General On-Sale Wednesday, September 16 at 10am.
Ticket Prices $350.00 & $200.00
Presented by Nederlander Concerts / Bucket Listers / Duff Entertainment
Limit 6 people per car. Each car will have their own “zone” located to the left side of their car. All guests must have a face mask for usage if they have to leave their vehicle zone. Fans can set up chairs to the left side of their cars. Dancing is encouraged (to the left of your car)! Food, beverage, and alcohol are available for purchase onsite. Drink responsibly! RVs and oversized vehicles are unfortunately not allowed.
VIP: First 5 rows + dedicated food & beverage service right to your car zone + close proximity to restrooms
For additional information regarding Live From The Lot visit https://www.duffentertainment.com/livefromthelot
The Joliet Slammers are still looking to have some coed kickball at DuPage Medical Group Field! The Slammers are looking for participants who are 21+. We are gauging interest, so you can help us by sharing this with anyone that might be interested! Please fill out the form at http://www.jolietslammers.com/kickball to help us make this possible and receive more information as it becomes available.
The Aigles de Trois-Rivières organization, in collaboration with Baseball 360 Trois-Rivières, is expanding their AA and Junior programs an annual development program.
The Junior Elite training, which will soon celebrate its 50th anniversary, is a benchmark in its circuit through the professionalism and quality of its teams, year after year. The AA structure is also a model in Quebec association baseball, having since its inception in 2012 developed its players and teams in an integrated structure that is the envy of many. The successes of the AA Aigles program are recognized throughout the province while the Mauritian representatives combine provincial championships, participations in national championships, selections on Quebec teams, etc. Everything is the result of the sustained efforts of dedicated volunteers and passionate and highly qualified coaches who support the development of these young players. It’s a whole structure working in the same direction.
Anxious to remain at the forefront, the Aigles innovate again by launching the development program of the Aigles which in a way complements the summer coaching by offering all its AA and Junior athletes training sessions supervised by the Aigles coaches. and other guest coaches, on a regular basis, twice a week, from September to May.
“The sport studied in the Mauricie region is already well covered at the baseball level and does an excellent job, but some of our athletes choose to play other sports during the winter. This program provides the opportunity for all the players in our structure, regardless of the school they attend, their socioeconomic status or the other sports they want to do during the winter, to be able to continue their development and keep form in the off-season, all accompanied by our trainers at a very affordable cost, ”explains the general manager of the Aigles, René Martin.
The training will take place at Stade Quillorama as well as at Baseball 360 Trois-Rivières, partner of the project.
“As a partner and official training site for the AA Aigles, it seemed essential to us to come and support this project by making our facilities, our coaches and time slots highly accessible to the Aigles to allow this unique project in Quebec to come true. It is certainly not customary to see volunteers and organizations get involved in this way all year round for the development of young people, ”says Steve Ager, owner of Baseball 360 Trois-Rivières.
As mentioned previously, the training sessions will be under the supervision of the coaches of the Aigles Junior and AA, players of the structure, current and former, and other guest coaches.
“It’s keeping the energy of a big family around our players. It means developing future coaches from the existing structure by giving back to the youngest, ”added Martin.
The first training sessions will start in the week of September 21.
The roster for the 2021 Washington Wild Things has officially begun to take shape, as today the team announced the signing of former Blackhawk High School and Slippery Rock University standout infielder, Joe Campagna.
Campagna is not new to Wild Things Park though. Not only did he appear in the 2020 summer pod under the Wild Things’ umbrella with the Steel City Slammin’ Sammies, but he appeared in the 2014 WPIAL Class AAA baseball championship game, at then CONSOL Energy Park, the same year he was a Triple-A Player of the Year finalist for the Blackhawk Cougars.
With the Slammin’ Sammies this past summer, the New Castle, Pennsylvania native hit .303 (20-for-66), scored 22 times, had five doubles, clubbed five homers and drove in 12. Campagna was also hit by nine pitches and reached via free pass five more times than he punched out.
“Joe certainly took advantage of the opportunity before him this year. His added athleticism provides great versatility for us across the field,” said president and general manager Tony Buccilli. “We saw some mature traits in his offensive game as a situational hitter and with his work ethic.”
Campagna talked about the opportunity he was afforded by the Wild Things to play baseball during unprecedented times in 2020 as a big reason why he ultimately decided to return to play a Frontier League season with the Wild Things.
“The Washington Wild Things are a great organization from the top down. They gave me an opportunity to play ball during tough times in 2020 and I could not be more thankful for that,” said Campagna. “I feel comfortable around the staff and the ballpark feels like home. It felt right to sign [with the Wild Things]. I have enjoyed getting to know the staff, front office members, teammates and coaches, as they’re all stand up people that I like to associate myself with.”
Campagna stood out like a sore thumb in a good way at Blackhawk High School, playing for a few seasons alongside Rays’ two-way player Brendan McKay. In 2013, Campagna was named All-WPIAL as a designated hitter. In 2014, he had another great season, and was a finalist for the aforementioned Class Triple-A Player of the Year award. His senior season was his best. Campagna was WPIAL Class AAA Player of the Year in 2015, Beaver County Times Player of the Year, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Player of the Year. He did not strike out that entire season and had an eight-RBI game, a school record.
He would matriculate to Slippery Rock University, where he finished top 10 in school history in home runs and RBI. He is top 20 in several other categories too. For The Rock, Campagna was a two-time All-PSAC West honoree, a six-time All-Region selection and a D2CCA All-American in 2019. Over the course of his career, Campagna slashed .317/.416/.567 with 28 homers, 125 RBI, 36 doubles and five triples. His best year was his senior year, when he connected with 10 long balls and drove in 42 and only struck out 26 times in 181 plate appearances. After graduating, Campagna made a stop in the United Shore Professional Baseball League with the Utica Unicorns.
Now he joins the Wild Things to help the team ‘Chase Big Things’ in 2021. He said that he is a dedicated player who loves to help the team win and talked about his goal to aid the team in a championship run.
“I love to win, and I feel like we have a team that could go all the way and take the whole thing,” he said.
Campagna is just the first to officially be announced for the 2021 roster by the team, with more to come in the coming weeks as the offseason gets going. Be sure to stay close to the Wild Things’ social media platforms and team website for news and information regarding the roster for 2021 and so much more.
ABOUT THE WASHINGTON WILD THINGS
The Washington Wild Things are a professional baseball team in the Frontier League that plays in Washington, PA. Since their inception in 2002, the Wild Things have won six division titles and earned numerous playoff appearances. Fans and media can stay aware of all the happenings in the Wild Things’ organization by following the team’s social media platforms and website, washingtonwildthings.com. For other inquiries, call the front office at 724-250-9555.
The Schaumburg Boomers presented by Wintrust Community Banks have signed their first player for the 2021 season, OF Brett Milazzo.
Milazzo joins the Boomers after spending the 2019 and 2020 seasons with the Chicago Dogs of the American Association. As part of the Dogs organization he appeared in 14 games and batted .333 with 14 hits. Additionally, he spent the 2016 and 2017 summers with the Duluth Huskies of the Northwoods League. As a Huskie he hit .235 with 27 hits, seven RBIs, and 17 walks.
A native of Lake Villa, IL, Milazzo spent one year at University of North Carolina Asheville, before transferring to play at University of Minnesota-Duluth. Milazzo played three seasons for the Bulldogs and was selected as a captain for his senior season (2018). Over the course of his collegiate career, he batted .329 with 150 hits including 22 doubles and 46 RBI.
“We are very excited about bringing Brett on board. Brett had a very successful college career and in the time he spent in pro ball last summer he put up some solid numbers”, said Manager Jamie Bennett. “He’s always been a very consistent player. He’s capable of playing any outfield position and can do a lot of things to help a ball club win games.”
To stay up to date with all things Boomers baseball, follow the Boomers on social media and or visit www.boomersbaseball.com.
LIVE FROM THE LOT is back at Schaumburg Boomers Stadium September 18-20! Presented by 101.1 WKQX & 94.7 WLS, LIVE FROM THE LOT is designed to give music fans the live show experience, while still maintaining social distancing. Think concert meets drive-in movie. Each car at the drive-in (up to 6 people allowed) will have its own socially distanced personal party zone. So fill up the car and get ready to dance! Food & beverage are available for purchase.
In an effort to be contact-free, tickets are advanced sales ONLY.
*NO WILL CALL ON SITE*
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Friday, September 18
ROD TUFFCURLS & THE BENCH PRESS
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LED ZEPPELIN 2 and OF PERCEPTION – A DOORS TRIBUTE
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Schaumburg Boomers Stadium
1999 Springinsguth Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193
The Milwaukee Brewers announced on Monday that former Rockland Boulder had his contract selected from their alternate training site. Topa will be in uniform as #56 when the Brewers host the Detroit Tigers tonight.
A native of Binghamton, New York, Topa was a 17th round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates out of Long Island University-Brooklyn. Topa spent four seasons with the Pirates’ organization before signing with the Boulders. He spent the entire 2017 season in Rockland and returned for 2018 before being signed by the Texas Rangers and assigned to their Double-A affiliate, the Frisco RoughRiders. Topa signed with Milwaukee for the 2019 season, in which he posted a 3.38 ERA over 40 appearances for the Carolina Mudcats and Biloxi Shuckers.
Topa will be making his MLB debut with the Brewers. He did appear in three MLB spring training games for Milwaukee this March.
The right-hander burst onto the scene in Rockland with a 14-3 record to go along with a 3.50 ERA in 2017, setting down 80 batters on strikes in 110 2/3 innings. Topa led the Can-Am in wins and participated in the American Association/Can-Am League All-Star Game. After splitting his first decisions in 2018, he signed with the Texas Rangers.
Justin is the second Boulders player to make it to MLB, following in the footsteps of Stephen Cardullo, who was called up to The Show by the Colorado Rockies in 2016!
The Frontier League announced the extension of their management and marketing agreement with the California Winter League. This extension keeps the California Winter League as the Official Winter League of the Frontier League for the seventh consecutive season.
The Frontier League and California Winter League began working together prior to the 2015 season. In the past six years, over 250 California Winter League players have signed contracts with Frontier League teams. An additional 100 players have signed with the Atlantic League, American Association, Can-Am League, and United Shore League during this period.
“We were eager to work with a professional baseball league in 2015 to ensure that California Winter League players had the best opportunities anywhere in the world and we are so excited that it has turned into a 7 year relationship with the Frontier League that has seen CWL players become Rookies of the Year, All-Stars, and Champions in the Frontier League,” said CWL General Manager Justin Reschke. “Working with a professional league that focuses on player advancement and quality of play is always a priority for us and therefore it makes perfect sense for us to extend this agreement to be the Official Winter League of the Frontier League once again.”
“We are excited that we will continue working closely with the California Winter League” commented Deputy Commissioner Steve Tahsler. “The past six years of our relationship have proven beneficial to our teams in finding quality players and to players in proving them an opportunity for exposure as they look to begin or further their baseball careers. Being on-site for the CWL each year I can attest to the first-class operation they present. With over a dozen MLB teams scouting the CWL in person each year plus the participation from Atlantic League, American Association, and USPBL managers in addition to the Frontier League the CWL easily offers players the best opportunity to be seen by the largest number of talent evaluators in both workout and game situations”
The California Winter League will begin its 12th season with players reporting on Monday, January 18th, 2021. The league will feature MLB Scout days and live games over the course of its month-long season, concluding with the CWL Championship on February 14th. Players interested in playing in the CWL can register at CaliforniaWinterLeague.com and find more information on Twitter (@CalWinterLeague), Instagram (@CaliforniaWinterLeague), or Facebook.
Founded for the 1993 season, the Frontier League is the largest and longest running independent professional baseball league. Featuring 14 clubs stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River and from the Ohio River to the St. Lawrence Seaway, the Frontier League annually moves the most players into Major League Baseball organizations of any of the independent leagues.
The Evansville Otters want you to watch another virtual game broadcast, the third virtual Otters production in 2020. Tune in this Wednesday, Sept. 2 at 6:15 p.m. CT on the Evansville Otters channel on Youtube.com.
With the Frontier League championship baseball season canceled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Otters want to bring Evansville Otters baseball and the Bosse Field experience straight to our fans virtually in the safety and comfort of their own homes one more time.
The virtual broadcast will feature a re-broadcast of the August 29, 2019 home game against the Gateway Grizzlies with new commentary. The re-broadcast will include interviews with Frontier League Deputy Commissioner Steve Tahsler, Frontier League Umpire Supervisor Deron Brown, Otters Bench Coach Boots Day, MLB.com’s Senior Content Manager Jenifer Langosch, former Otters and MLB pitcher Andrew Werner, former Otters pitcher Andre Simpson from the 2003-05 Otters clubs, and DugoutDish.com founder Chelsea Ladd. There will also be interviews with former Otters broadcasters, among others. The University of Evansville Purple Aces’ mascot, Ace Purple, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch, and Otters owner Bill Bussing will give his All-Otters Team of players since 2001, the beginning of the Bussing ownership, in an OttersTV segment. Plus, fans will recognize other familiar sights and sounds that they would normally experience on a gameday at Bosse Field.
See it all on Youtube.com, and be sure to subscribe to the Otters’ channel while you’re there!
The Gateway Grizzlies are beginning to build their roster for 2021 with the signings of RHP Andrew Bash, RHP Mac McCarty and C/1B Nick Gatewood.
Andrew Bash, a 24 year old right handed pitcher was a 30th round pick of the Los Angeles Angels in the 2019 amateur draft spent last season in the Angels rookie league where he went 1-1 with a 2.81 ERA in 14 games.
Prior to being drafted Bash played at California Baptist where he was a two-way threat hitting .320 over three seasons and winning 20 games with a 2.68 ERA.
Mac McCarty, 22, spent two years at VCU before moving on to the University of Alabama-Birmingham. During the 2020 season McCarty dominated over 16 innings, picking up five saves and giving up only three hits over 16 innings.
Nick Gatewood, 23, Catcher/1st Baseman was drafted in the 11th round by the San Diego Padres in 2018. Spending two years in the Padres system hitting ten homers in 114 games.
Gatewood spent his college career at Georgia State University where he was a force at the plate over his three seasons with a slash line of .307/.379/.504.
The promoters of the project, Nicole Girard and Bob McDuff, in collaboration with the management of the Aigles de Trois-Rivières, are proud to announce the creation of the very first professional baseball museum in Trois-Rivières and in Quebec, located inside Stade Quillorama.
Established as a non-profit organization (NPO), the Fernand-Bédard Baseball Museum will be dedicated to the memory and preservation of the rich history of professional baseball in Trois-Rivières. A room accessible from inside and outside the stadium will house 9 large explanatory boards that visitors will be invited to follow as they progress through time to relive the history of professional baseball in Trois-Rivières. Artifacts and photos will enhance the visit to the room.
“Trois-Rivières is a city rich in history, culture and sport. There are several museums that are dedicated to its history and culture, but none are dedicated to sport, ”said Bob McDuff, Ambassador and former general manager of the Can-Am League Aigles.
Trois-Rivières nevertheless has a unique and incomparable history in the field of baseball in Canada, which dates back to 1884. In fact, the old historic stadium, built in 1938, the oldest baseball stadium still in operation in Canada and the fourth in North America (after Fenway Park in Boston, Wrigley Field in Chicago and Bosse Field in Evansville, Indiana) lives and breathes the tradition of the great sport of baseball. Several players who played in Trois-Rivières have made their careers in major baseball after their stay here, but nowhere can we find the proof and the memory of these stars who played and lived in our city.
“When the oldest baseball fans have left us to pursue their dreams (Field of Dreams) what will remain of all their memories for our collective memory? As part of this project, we are proposing to pay tribute to the exceptional man who marked the history of the stadium by allocating the name of Fernand Bédard to the museum”, adds Mr. McDuff with pride.
The Fernand-Bédard Baseball Museum will become a must-see in the region. Nicole Girard invites the population to contribute to the project by donating or lending objects and / or photos that have been related to professional baseball in Trois-Rivières since its inception. “We are also asking businesses and individuals to become friends of the museum with monetary donations or sponsorships,” adds Ms. Girard.
The Schaumburg Boomers are hosting another Blackhawks Drive-In Watch Party presented by Bud Zero and AT&T this Saturday, Aug. 15 at Boomers Stadium in Schaumburg! Cheer on the team with fellow Blackhawk fans as we take on the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Puck drop is 7:00 PM Central.
The Drive-In Watch Party features a large LED screen with Blackhawks home game entertainment elements, appearances by Tommy Hawk, Jim Cornelison and more. You won’t want to miss out!
Tickets are on sale now!
Lots will open one hour prior to game time, and all attendees are required to wear a mask during the arrival process and when leaving their vehicle. Social distancing and other COVID-19 health & safety protocols will be strictly enforced. Please refer to the FAQ at Blackhawks.com/DriveIn for more information on these precautions and other event information.
The Gateway Grizzlies are happy to continue their Sandlot Series with Collinsville vs. Triad on Friday, August 7th taking place at GCS Credit Union Ballpark!
As the fifth game in the Sandlot Series, the Grizzlies will once again recognize the seniors with pre-game ceremonies, including a gift for parents of senior players. Gates will open an hour before the game with the pre-game ceremonies beginning 30 minutes prior as well.
Tickets can be purchased at the front gate for just $8 starting at 6:30 pm! Pre-game ceremonies will begin at 7:00 pm, and the game will begin at 7:30 pm!
For more information, please call 618-337-3000!
The Sandlot Series is sponsored by Mon-Clair Animal Hospital, Mike Kelley Foundation, UNCOMN and GCS Credit Union.