DRIVE-IN FIREWORKS IN SUSSEX COUNTY SATURDAY NIGHT

Drive-Up Fireworks return to @SkylandsStadium on Saturday, June 6

Gates open at 7pm, fireworks start at 8:55pm
All tickets must be printed at home
All guests must practice social distancing

Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place, Augusta, NJ

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🎆 Gates open 7pm, Fireworks start 8:55pm
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Dates, times, and details are subject to change.

FRONTIER LEAGUE STILL EXPLORING OPTIONS FOR 2020 SEASON

The Frontier League’s Board of Directors and General Managers have all been meeting weekly since mid-March. All clubs have also been in contact with their state/provincial governments, local health departments and medical professionals. The League’s goal is to play as much of a 2020 season as possible. However, at this date there is too much uncertainty to set an opening date.

Frontier League Commissioner, Bill Lee says, “We want to keep everyone involved in the Frontier League up to date. While we would love to be playing baseball, there are many factors involved in the decision as to when or if we will be able to open.”

The League will continue to follow the trends in each market and will provide updates as soon as there is more clarity.

SLAMMERS OPEN OUTDOOR DINING

We are all wishing that we could have our Joliet Slammers out on the field playing under the lights- but while we can’t, we want to give our fans a taste of baseball. Starting this Friday the 29th and Saturday the 30th, seating will be available at our left field pavilion for parties up to 6 people, all at socially distanced tables. Enjoy your favorite ballpark foods like hot dogs, brats, BBQ pork sandwiches and nachos, and your favorite moonshine cocktails and bottled beer.

Fans will have their choice of food and beverage from our Spikes’ Dog Haus menus, and can enjoy a night out of the house at our historic DuPage Medical Group Field. The hours will be from 5-9pm on Friday the 29th and 4-8pm on Saturday the 30th. Fans will be able to enter at our Clinton gate (left field gate behind the scoreboard) to be seated. If you would prefer to order for to-go, please call 815-722-2287.

Face coverings are required when not eating or drinking, and sanitation guidelines will be followed by Slammers personnel.

If you have any additional questions- please call 815-722-2287 or email kaltmann@jolietslammers.com

About the Joliet Slammers: The Joliet Slammers play at DuPage Medical Group Field in downtown Joliet, Illinois, and are members of the professional, independent Frontier League. Visit the Slammers online at www.jolietslammers.com or call the ticket office at 815-722-2287 for more information! Don’t forget to “Like” the Slammers on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jolietslammers, follow them on Twitter at @jolietslammers and Instagram at @jolietslammersofficial!

MISSED Y’ALLS ANIMAL FARM? HERE IS YOUR CHANCE

After a successful first weekend, the Florence Y’alls Animal Farm returns to UC Health Stadium this coming weekend.

Y’alls Animal Farm will return with the same fun-loving animals and exciting circus acts.

“The response from the community was amazing,” said Y’alls President/CEO David DelBello. “You could tell the community was itching to get out of their houses and enjoy a day out with their families.”

Y’alls Animal Farm, presented by Mobilcomm, features a drive thru animal farm put on by Honey Hill Farm, and amazing circus routines performed by the Cincinnati Circus Company.

Y’alls Animal Farm is a contactless drive thru experience that takes attendees around the circle drive at UC Health Stadium, and then to the backside of the property for circus performances.

The experience begins with the viewing of animals ranging from kangaroos, camels, emus, llamas, yaks, sheep, goats and more. A limited quantity of animal feed will be available at the venue so patrons can feed the animals from a distance.

“We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to have this continue another weekend,” said Rob Powell of Honey Hill Farm. “Every child that went through had a smile on their face!”

At the midpoint of the drive thru, attendees take on a brief detour to the southern-most part of the Y’alls property, where they are greeted by entertainers from the Cincinnati Circus Company. Jugglers, stilt walkers, aerial artists and even the big STUNT SHOW.

Y’alls Animal Farm will run Friday, May 22 from 6pm – 8pm, as well as Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 6pm.

Purchasing Tickets: All admission tickets must be purchased online. Please select the “digital ticket” option when purchasing tickets and be ready to present your phone/tablet for scanning upon entrance. TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW AT FLORENCEYALLS.COM.

Cost: All cars that attend will receive two (2) undated ticket vouchers for a 2020 or 2021 Y’alls game ($20 value). Admission is $30 per carload if purchased in advance of the day you attend, $35 per carload on the day of the event. 15 passenger vans and larger will be charged an additional $20 on the day of the event. ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE.

Feeding the Animals: Cups of animal feed will be available to families during the second stretch of animals in the drive thru. To ensure a safe and healthy experience for the animals, no outside food will be permitted, and a limited quantity will be available.

Safety Measures Taken: This drive thru is designed to be contactless to those that attend, and the staff that performs the event. We ask all attendees to stay in their cars until they are completely through the drive thru experience. All Y’alls staff that will be directing traffic and scanning online tickets will be wearing masks.

Refund/Weather Policy: All sales are final. In the event weather causes your date to be canceled, that ticket will be good towards any future date. Y’alls Animal Farm will continue in light rain, but for the safety of the animals and performers, will close in the event of heavy rainfall.

The Florence Y’alls are members of the professional Independent Frontier League and play all home games at UC Health Stadium in Florence, KY. Contact the ballpark by calling 859-594-4487.

Boomers Celebrate Virtual Opening Day

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – While the current situation prevents us from coming together at the moment, we will be giving you the sights and sounds of an Opening Day at Boomers Stadium on May 22nd. We will be hosting a Virtual Opening Day at 6:30 pm on the 22nd against the Trois Rivieres Aigles on our Youtube Channel.

Join us for a night of baseball with all of your favorite parts of a Boomers baseball game. Grab a hot dog, some peanuts, and your favorite beverage as we kick off the 2020 season. If you want to be a part of the game, send us a video of you, your family and friends either singing the 7th inning stretch, playing catch in your backyard, or sharing your favorite memories of Boomers Baseball. Thorughout the game, watch out for giveways, special guest appearances, and much more.

Tune for a night of baseball as we come together as a community!

Please send video submissions to Lexi Fiolka at lfiolka@boomersbaseball.com.

Y’ALLS ANIMAL FARM

FLORENCE, Ky. – The Florence Y’alls are excited to announce one of the first outdoor entertainment events to return to the Greater Cincinnati area since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Y’alls Animal Farm, presented by Mobilcomm, will be a drive thru animal farm put on by Honey Hill Farm, and amazing circus routines performed by the Cincinnati Circus Company.

Y’alls Animal Farm will be a contactless drive thru experience and take attendees around the circle drive at UC Health Stadium, and then to the backside of the property for circus performances.

The experience begins with the viewing of animals ranging from kangaroos, camels, emus, llamas, yaks, sheep, goats and more. A limited quantity of animal feed can be purchased at the venue so patrons can feed the animals from a distance.

At the midpoint of the drive thru, attendees will be taken on a brief detour to the southern most part of the Y’alls property, where they will be greeted by entertainers from the Cincinnati Circus Company. Jugglers, stilt walkers, aerial artists and even the big STUNT SHOW featuring the Wheel of Death will wow and amaze families.

Y’alls Animal Farm is set for a soft opening (limited availability) on Friday, May 22 at 6pm. The event will then open up for larger crowds on Saturday, May 23 at 11am and run to 6pm (or later based on demand).

Purchasing Tickets: All admission tickets must be purchased online. Please select the “digital ticket” option when purchasing tickets and be ready to present your phone/tablet for scanning upon entrance.

Cost: All cars that attend will receive two (2) undated ticket vouchers for a 2020 or 2021 Y’alls game ($20 value). Admission is $30 per carload if purchased in advance of the day you attend, $35 per carload on the day of the event. 15 passenger vans and larger will be charged an additional $20 on the day of the event.

Feeding the Animals: Cups of animal feed will be available for purchase at the event in limited quantity. In order to ensure a safe and healthy experience for the animals, no outside food will be permitted and a limited quantity will be available for purchase.

Safety Measures Taken: This drive thru is designed to be contactless to those that attend, and the staff that performs the event. We ask all attendees to stay in their cars until they are completely through the drive thru experience. All Y’alls staff that will be directing traffic and scanning online tickets will be wearing masks.

Refund/Weather Policy: All sales are final. In the event weather causes your date to be canceled, that ticket will be good towards any future date. Y’alls Animal Farm will continue in light rain, but for the safety of the animals and performers, will close in the event of heavy rainfall.

Otters’ staff continue active presence in the community

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – With the start of the baseball season at Bosse Field delayed for now due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Evansville Otters organization is filling the time by giving back with community service.

Community outreach has always been highly valued by the Otters organization, and the staff have been especially active in the last few weeks when needed the most.

“Our family may own the team, but the Otters belong to the community,” Otters owner Bill Bussing said. “Just look at the team’s name, and for 25 years, our fans have filled Bosse Field, win or lose.”

“In times like these, we think it’s important to reciprocate that support. A community is only as strong as its members, and we’re proud to help as best we can.”

Four organizations have especially benefitted from the assistance of the Otters, including the Dream Center, the EVSC, the Tri-State Food Bank, and Meals on Wheels of Evansville.

“The Otters staff and management take great joy in seeing so many of our fans attend games during the season every year, and we miss that right now,” Otters president John Stanley said. “However, we also know many people in our community are in need of services at this time.”

Stanley stated the Otters staff got together and made the decision to spend the time helping others, a decision which was supported with a lot of enthusiasm by the staff.

“It’s been eye-opening to see how the coronavirus has impacted families in our community, but it feels very rewarding to be able to help out,” Otters assistant general manager Elspeth Urbina said.

With stay-at-home orders in place and emphasized restrictions on at-risk groups, many people are in a difficult situation to go out and retrieve the necessities and food they need.

Josh Wilson, assistant general manager with the Otters, says that the elderly and disabled are in the high-risk population for the virus, so being able to provide them with essentials every week so they do not have to expose themselves to the larger population is very important.

The Otters’ staff have helped deliver groceries prepared by the Dream Center to families in the immediate Jacobsville area near Bosse Field. The Otters have also helped hand out lunches to students and families with the EVSC, prepare meal packages with the Tri-State Food Bank, and also collect and deliver warm, nutritious meals to the elderly and to handicapped individuals who are homebound through Meals on Wheels of Evansville.

“Many people are restricted to staying home, and with food supply limited because of the high demand in places, we’re more than willing to help them get the essentials they need at this time and hopefully make life feel as close to normal as possible,” Otters director of communications Preston Leinenbach said.

“Plus, there are kids who are out of school and reside in low-income areas, so packing lunches and groceries are important because many students rely on school lunches throughout the year,” Wilson said. “We are able to provide that while school is out, and they may not have other means.”

Otters account executive Keith Millikan has also helped with food preparation and delivery at the CK Newsome Community Center and at the Glenwood Leadership Academy.

“Volunteering has given me time to appreciate the important aspects of life, and I’m out to help more than I have before,” Millikan said.

“We know the community supports us and this is our chance to support the community in return and we are glad to do it!” Stanley said.

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.

ARROJO TABBED ALL-DECADE SHORTSTOP AS 2B VOTING OPENS

Rockland County, NY (May 15, 2020) – In the fifth week of voting to fill out the New York Boulders’ All- Decade team, fans selected Junior Arrojo as the franchise’s top shortstop, landing him a spot on the on the roster.

As part of the New York Boulders’ Bould Decade celebrating the franchise’s first 10 years of play, fans have been voting to fill one position on our All-Decade team each week for eight successive weeks.

Voting for the All-Decade shortstop, which concluded on Thursday, May 14 was sponsored by Beckerle Lumber of Orangburg and offered fans the opportunity to select one nominee from a list of five shortstops who excelled for the Boulders.

Arrojo (2014-2016) was a member of the 2014 Can-Am League championship team and, over three seasons, hit .313 while playing a steady shortstop. In 2015 and 2016, the 36 times he was hit by a pitch in each season set Can-Am League marks. He also swiped 43 bases in 2015 and 47 bases in 2016. Following the 2016 campaign, he signed a contract with the Miami Marlins’ organization.

Arrojo won the spot with an overwhelming 88% of the vote.

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“This means a lot,” Arrojo said. “You look at some of the names on the list – Niddy (Marcus Nidiffer), Bo (Bo Budkevics), Sally (Richard Salazar) and Jerod Edmondson, those are the guys that paved the way for me.”

He added, “It is an honor to be named to the All-Decade team with those other guys.”

Other candidates for the shortstop position on the All-Decade team included Ray Stokes (2011), Cole Kraft (2011-2012), Steve Nyisztor (2014-2015) and J.C. Rodrigues (2018).

Arrojo joins catcher Marcus Nidiffer, starting pitchers Richard Salazar and Bo Budkevics, closer Adrian Martin and first baseman Jerod Edmondson as fan selections over the first five weeks of voting.

Voting for the All-Decade team is continuing this week as fans have the opportunity to select a second baseman from a group of five nominees who excelled for the Boulders. The voting to select a second baseman is sponsored by Humdinger’s of Paramus, NJ with fans able to cast their ballot through Thursday, May 21, by sliding to www.NYBoulders.com.

The second baseman receiving the most votes will land a spot on the All-Decade team.

Here is a breakdown of the candidates for the second base spot on this week’s ballot:

Matt Nandin (2012-2014): After spending time in 2012 and 2013 with the Boulders, Nandin took over the second base job for the 2014 season and hit a robust .296 with 69 runs scored and 40 RBI. Additionally, he played a solid defensive second base, committing just five errors in 404 chances for a .988 fielding percentage for the 2014 Can-Am League champions. In his three years with Rockland, he batted .286 with six HRs, 89 RBI and 120 runs scored.

Danny Bomback (2013): In his one season with the Boulders, the switch-hitter finished with a .283 batting average to go along with five round-trippers, 47 RBI and 53 runs scored. He also smacked a league-high 34 doubles that season.

Giuseppe Papaccio (2014-2015): After a brief appearance late in the championship campaign of 2014, Papaccio became a regular the next season and hit .243 with a pair of home runs, 34 RBI and 38 runs scored.

Dylan Tice (2017): The switch-hitting Tice made the most of his single season in Rockland, batting .327 with five home runs, 49 RBI and 72 runs scored. He also posted am .846 Ops. In the field at second base, he mishandled only six chances in 367 opportunities for a .984 fielding percentage.

Ryne Birk (2019): A late season injury sidelined Birk in 2019, however, prior to that, he put up some impressive offensive numbers that included a .317 batting average, five home runs,, 39 RBI and 42 runs scored, as well as an .891 OPS.

The final results of the second baseman balloting will be announced during a Podcast on the Boulders’ Facebook page on Friday, May 22, at 9:30 a.m., hosted by Seth Cantor, the voice of the Boulders and the Vice-President of Business Development.

Altice cable television in Rockland County will also rebroadcast each week’s All-Decade team announcement every Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. on channel 76, except for channel 77 in Ramapo and channel 15 in North Rockland.

Debuting in 1993, the Frontier League is the largest and longest-running of the modern independent leagues and features teams stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River and from the Ohio River to the St. Lawrence Seaway. More information and the complete 2020 schedule can be found at www.frontierleague.com.

About the New York Boulders:
The New York Boulders are entering their 10th season of Professional Baseball as part of the newly-formed Frontier League and are in pursuit of a post-season appearance for the seventh straight year. Founded as the Rockland Boulders in 2011 and playing their homes games at Palisades Credit Union Park in Rockland County, NY, the franchise rebranded as the New York Boulders in advance of the 2020 season. The Boulders won the 2014 Can-Am League Championship and hosted the Frontier League vs. Can-Am All-Star Game in 2019. Proud to be part of the rich history of professional baseball in the New York City region, during the 2017 season the team welcomed its 1,000,000th fan to Palisades Credit Union Park located in Rockland County, NY.

Evansville and Joliet Postpone Joint Tryouts Indefinitely

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 andymac22@aol.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.

FLORENCE Y’ALLS DEVELOP HOT DOGS FOR HEROES PROGRAM

FLORENCE, KY – The Florence Y’alls, presented by Towne Properties, are proud to announce a new program called Hot Dogs for Heroes, which will provide a taste of America’s pastime to our front line service men and women while we wait for baseball.

The Y’alls want to give back to ALL essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially the ones that have been overlooked during this time.

To kickstart the program, the Y’alls and their food partners at Glier’s Goetta, Reinhart Food Service, Substation II in Florence, and Bean Haus Bakery & Cafe will be donating 100 lunches to the front-line responders at Boonesprings Nursing Home.

With each lunch, the Y’alls will be donating two undated Y’alls ticket vouchers to a 2020 / 2021 game. The Y’alls want to give them something to look forward to at the end of the pandemic and as a thank you for all their hard work.

Beginning Tuesday, May 5 individuals will have the ability to order a special baseball themed bagged lunch for essential employees in our community as a way to show their thanks.

The Hot Dogs for Heroes program includes:

  • One Glier’s hot dog
  • One bag of chips
  • A bottle of water
  • Cookie/dessert from Bean Haus Bakery & Cafe
  • Two (2) undated anytime Y’alls ticket vouchers for the 2020 / 2021 season

Want to pitch in? Here’s how:

This $30 value can be purchased for just $7.50 by individuals looking to donate their own slice of America’s past time to essential employees serving on the front lines at this time. All costs include delivery. Individuals can also order these meals for their families and arrange pick-up at the ballpark.

Those looking to get involved should follow these steps:Florence Y'Alls

1. Email Amanda Sipple within the Y’alls front office by clicking here to start the process. She will then contact you about setting up the order.

2. For each order over 25, the individual placing the ordering will receive four (4) complimentary Y’alls anytime ticket vouchers good for a game in 2020 or 2021.

3. For a limited time, any individuals placing an order can add-on undated anytime Y’alls vouchers for the 2020/2021 season for just $6 with a portion of the proceeds going to support our front line service men & women.

The Y’alls are members of the professional independent Frontier League and play all home games at UC Health Stadium in Florence, KY.

SALAZAR, BUDKEVICS LAND ALL-DECADDE TEAM STARTING PITCHER SLOTS

Rockland County, NY – In the second week of voting to fill out the New York Boulders’ All-Decade team, Richard Salazar and Bo Budkevics finished atop the balloting for starting pitchers and earned spots on the roster.

As part of the New York Boulders’ Bould Decade celebrating the franchise’s first 10 years of play, fans have been voting to fill one position on our All-Decade team each week for eight successive weeks.

Voting for starting pitchers, which concluded on Thursday, April 23, was sponsored by Clarkstown Collision of Nanuet and offered fans the opportunity to select one nominee from a group of nine hurlers that toed the rubber in Rockland County and excelled for the Boulders. The top two finishers landed on the All- Decade team.

Salazar, a lefthander, came to the Boulders in 2014 after seven seasons in the Baltimore Orioles’ organization. In four years (2014-2017) with the Boulders where he also saw time as the pitching coach, Salazar went 36-18 with a 3.40 ERA, notching double digit wins in three years, including a high of 11 in 2015 (11-4). A member of the 2014 Can-Am League championship team, he split two decisions in the championship series – losing game one and winning game five.

“(The spot on the All-Decade team) means a lot to me,” Salazar said. “Rockland County was a great place for me to go to – from the guys to the staff, everything was great.”

Meanwhile, the righthander Budkevics toiled for the Boulders from 2013-2018 and is best remembered for his three-hit, nine strikeout, eight scoreless inning performance against the New Jersey Jackals that earned him the win in the sixth game of the 2014 Can-Am League Championship Series that clinched the pennant for the Boulders and earned him the nickname “Big Game Bo.” In portions of six seasons with the Boulders, Budkevics went 22-19 with a 4.86 ERA.

“Rockland has a special place in my heart,” Budkevics said. “To be able to play there for six years and to build the relationships with these guys – it was something. Being named (to this team) is something special.”

Other starting pitcher candidates included Sean Bierman (2014), Bobby Blevins (2011-2013), David Fischer (2016-2017), Pat Moran (2012-2013), Markus Solbach (2016-2017), Justin Topa (2017-2018) and Jon Velasquez (2011-2012, 2017).

Voting for the All-Decade team is continuing this week as fans have the opportunity to select a closer from a group of five shutdown relievers who excelled for the Boulders. The voting to select a closer is sponsored by Clarkstown Coin and Jewelry of Nanuet.

Fans can cast their vote for their top pitcher through Thursday, April 30, by sliding to www.NYBoulders.com. The closer receiving the most votes will land a spot on the All-Decade team.

Altice cable television in Rockland County will also rebroadcast each week’s All-Decade team announcement every Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. on channel 76, except for channel 77 in Ramapo and channel 15 in North Rockland.

Over the first two weeks of voting fans have selected Marcus Nidiffer as the catcher, along with starting pitchers Richard Salazar and Bo Budkevics to the All-Decade team.

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Adrian Martin (2011-12): Perhaps the top reliever in the Can-Am League for his two seasons in Rockland, Martin recorded 22 saves in 2011 and 19 the following year. Over the two-year span, Martin won 11 of 16 decisions and surrendered only two home runs in 85 appearances that covered 93 1/3 innings of work.

Kevin Fuqua (2013): In his lone season in Rockland, Fuqua saved 21 games, finishing with a 3-2 record and a 1.71 ERA. In 42 innings over 42 appearances that year, he allowed only 31 hits, walked 17 and struck out 36 while posting a 1.14 WHIP.

Chad Robinson (2014-15): The closer on the 2014 Can-Am League pennant winners, in the championship series that year versus New Jersey, Robinson won game four with two scoreless innings of relief in an 8-7 10-inning win, then struck out the side in the ninth inning of game six to wrap up a 4-0 victory that gave Rockland the crown. In 31 appearances in 2014, he went 2-1 with 14 saves with a sparkling 1.04 ERA, not allowing a home run in 34 2/3 innings of work and striking out 45. Robinson followed up with a 6-1 season in 2015 with a 3.09 ERA and a pair of saves in 44 games and 43 2/3 innings of work.

Luis Sanz (2014-16): After being the set-up man for Robinson in 2014, Sanz took over the closer’s role in 2015 and chalked up 18 saves in 35 appearances, winning two of three decisions and pitching to a 1.26 ERA. In 2014, Sanz finished 2-1 with a 2.16 ERA and a pair of saves. In 2016, Sanz dropped both of his decisions.

Hector Nelo (2016): The hard throwing righty registered 17 saves and a 4-2 mark with a 2.45 ERA in 37 appearances in 2016 for the Boulders. In 40 1/3 innings, Nelo set down 44 batters on strikes.

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The final results will be announced during a Podcast on the Boulders’ Facebook page on Friday, May 1, at 9:30 a.m., hosted by Seth Cantor, the voice of the Boulders and the Vice-President of Business Development.

Debuting in 1993, the Frontier League is the largest and longest-running of the modern independent leagues and features teams stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River and from the Ohio River to the St. Lawrence Seaway. More information and the complete 2020 schedule can be found at www.frontierleague.com.

About the New York Boulders:
The New York Boulders are entering their 10th season of Professional Baseball as part of the newly-formed Frontier League and are in pursuit of a post-season appearance for the seventh straight year. Founded as the Rockland Boulders in 2011 and playing their homes games at Palisades Credit Union Park in Rockland County, NY, the franchise rebranded as the New York Boulders in advance of the 2020 season. The Boulders won the 2014 Can-Am League Championship and hosted the Frontier League vs. Can- Am All-Star Game in 2019. Proud to be part of the rich history of professional baseball in the New York City region, during the 2017 season the team welcomed its 1,000,000th fan to Palisades Credit Union Park located in Rockland County, NY.

SLAMMERS FANS TO CREATE ALL DECADE DREAM TEAM

Joliet, IL —The Joliet Slammers have kicked off their first ever all decade team ballot! In honor of our 10th anniversary we are asking our fans to help us put together the all decade dream team. Voting kicked off April 18th with candidates for catcher and will continue weekly with a new position. During the season the dream team will be announced and we will be holding a special event at the stadium to introduce and celebrate. Each Saturday at noon a new position and players will be announced and throughout that week we will provide details on individual players. Full information can be found on our social media channels as well as on our website at jolietslammers.com/alldecadeteam.

The voting schedule is as follows:

April 18th- Voting for catcher begins.- Complete

April 25th- 12 PM voting ends for catcher.

            1st base players revealed, voting begins.

May 2nd- 12 PM voting ends for 1st base.

            2nd base players revealed, voting begins.

May 9th- 12 pm voting ends for 2nd base.

             SS & DH players revealed, voting begins.

May 16th- 12 pm voting ends for SS & DH

            3rd Base players revealed, voting begins.

May 23rd- 12 pm voting ends for 3rd base.

            Outfield players revealed, voting begins.

May 30th- 12 PM voting ends for outfielders

           Relief & starting pitchers revealed, voting begins.

June 6th- 12 PM voting ends for pitchers

        Utility players announced & voting begins.

June 13th- 12 PM voting for utility players ends.

TBD: FULL ALL DECADE TEAM ANNOUNCED

 About the Joliet Slammers: The Joliet Slammers play at DuPage Medical Group Field in downtown Joliet, Illinois, and are members of the professional, independent Frontier League.  The Frontier League is entering its 28th season of play in 2020.  It is the largest independent professional league with 14 teams spanning from the Mississippi River to the East Coast.  Visit the Slammers online at www.jolietslammers.com or call the ticket office at 815-722-2287 for more information! Don’t forget to “Like” the Slammers on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jolietslammers or follow them on Twitter at @jolietslammers!

Otters trade infielder Long to Lincoln

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The Evansville Otters have finalized a deal to send third baseman Ryan Long to the Lincoln Saltdogs of the American Association, ending a three-year stay in Evansville.

The deal completes an earlier trade with Lincoln that brought outfielder Nick Schulz to Evansville early in the offseason.

“We’d of course like to have Ryan back for another championship run, but Ryan and we agree that this opportunity will give him added exposure at an increased level of play,” Otters manager Andy McCauley said.

“Moving Ryan on reinforces our commitment to our players, and from ownership on down, we will always do what we can to move players on in furthering their careers.”

Long, a Crandall, Texas native, joined the Otters in 2017 and capped off his stint with the Otters by earning the Frontier League’s Morgan Burkhart Most Valuable Player award in 2019.

In 2019, Long batted .285 with 54 runs, 78 RBIs, 51 walks and led the team with 14 home runs.

“We used him as a leadoff hitter in his first year with the Otters, showing great discipline at the plate and getting on base,” McCauley said. “As the needs arose in power positions in our lineup, he stepped up to that challenge as well and became one of the top home run and RBI guys in the league.”

Long’s 26 doubles in his 2019 MVP season tied for fourth in the franchise’s single-season record marks, and his 78 RBIs last year is second only to Jeff Gardner’s 86 RBIs in 2017. Long also hit seven triples in 2018, which is good for third among the Otters’ single-season ranks.

He finished in the top-10 in Otters’ career record books in multiple statistical categories; including games played (233), home runs (28), RBIs (144), at-bats (875), hits (253), runs (148), doubles (47), and walks (140). He is also third all-time in Otters’ history with 12 triples.

“Ryan just got better every year, and he also gave us great versatility in the field playing multiple positions for us,” McCauley said.

Long was a member of three postseason appearances by the Otters and was a two-time Frontier League All-Star selection.

The infielder came to Evansville following his senior season at Texas Tech in 2017, and he was a member of the 2016 Big 12 Championship team at Texas Tech.

“Ryan is a quality person of character and toughness, and he played hard every night for the Otters organization,” McCauley said. “A leader by example on and off the field, Ryan took his commitment to baseball and the Otters seriously.”

“We wish him the best of luck with Lincoln.”

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.

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About the Frontier League: Debuting in 1993, the Frontier League is the largest and longest-running of the modern independent leagues and features teams stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River and from the Ohio River to the St. Lawrence Seaway. More information can be found at www.frontierleague.com or by contacting office@frontierleague.com.