Rockland County, NY (June 23, 2020) – With college baseball players facing a summer without playing the game, the New York Boulders are filling the void with the announcement that the team will be hosting a wood bat league at Palisade Credit Union Park in Pomona.
With the Cape Cod League, New England Collegiate Baseball League and the local Westchester-Rockland Wood Bat Baseball League all shut down for the summer, the Boulders are organizing a four to eight team league of collegians to play at the Park.
Players who graduated high school this June and are planning on playing college baseball are also eligible to participate.
Pitchers will pay between $750, while position players will pay $1250 for the season.
The plan is to have rosters of 20 players that will play a six-week schedule of approximately 25 games. Play will start on July 6.
No fans will attend games, but professional scouts will be allowed inside the Park to view the action. Games will also be streamed live on YouTube.
Games will run for seven innings or two hours, allowing for social distancing between teams as they arrive and leave the Park.
The Boulders are planning on using many safety measures to ensure the safety of all involved with the games – including the taking of players’ temperatures and social distancing on benches and in the stands.
For out-of-area players, the Boulders have arranged for special rates at the Super 8 Motel in nearby Mahwah, NJ.
Former umpires from the Can-Am League, as well as the Frontier League will handle the games. Players can register by sliding to the Boulders website at www.NYBoulders.com and clicking on the summer collegiate baseball icon or by going directly to www.NYBoulderssummerleague.com. There is a $100 deposit due at registration which will only be refunded if the league does not play.
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.
JOLIET, IL – While the Frontier League announced earlier today that the Championship season is suspended for the remainder of 2020 due to ongoing travel and operating restrictions that exist in many of the League’s markets, the Slammers are pleased to announce that they will participate in the inaugural City of Champions Cup at DuPage Medical Group Field beginning July 16.
Four teams will compete for the Cup, all playing a 27 game schedule each at DuPage Medical Group Field from July 16 through September 6. The teams will be made up of players drafted from the ranks of Frontier League players unable to play for their current teams and free agents from MiLB affiliated teams. “We are expecting a very high level of talent to be on the field for the Slammers and the other three teams,” said Nick Semaca, Slammers majority owner.
The names and more details on the three new teams, all of which will also be based in Joliet, will be released shortly. Each team will play 3-4 home games per week in a schedule that generally will include night games on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with additional ticketed day games on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
Under the recently released guidelines from the State of Illinois regarding spectator sports, fans will be allowed to attend the games. The Slammers will be the first baseball team in the entire state to host professional baseball games with fans in the stands this year. A number of operating changes and new protocols will be implemented to minimize any potential risks from the spread of COVID-19.
Under State guidelines, games are limited to crowds at a 20% capacity so tickets will be extremely limited. 27 game “Cup Pass” tickets are available now by calling 815-722-2287 and individual game tickets will be available for sale to the general public at a later date, if any remain, after the Cup Pass sales window has ended.
“We are proud and excited to be able to bring the baseball fans of the entire Chicagoland area an opportunity to see the sport we all dearly love, to enjoy a hot dog and cold beer on a summer night. We can’t wait to see our fans back in the stadium” said Semaca.
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About the Joliet Slammers:
The Joliet Slammers play at DuPage Medical Group Field in downtown Joliet, Illinois. They will play their 10th season in 2020. Visit the Slammers online at www.jolietslammers.com or call the 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 and Instagram at @jolietslammersofficial
FLORENCE, KY – With the approval of Governor Beshear, the Florence Y’alls, presented by Towne Properties, will be playing baseball in 2020. Fans can expect to see baseball being played at UC Health Stadium within the next 3-4 weeks.
“We are working hard to come up with a great plan to play baseball.” Stated President/Owner, “More information regarding what it will look like is coming soon!”
On Monday, June 22nd, the Governor announced that outdoor venues, such as ballparks may open at a 50% capacity. The Florence Y’alls want to thank the Governor for believing in the ability to safely entertain fans.
“We cannot wait to have fans back in the stadium for baseball.” Hannah Siefert, Director of Fan Communications, “This is what we prepare all off-season for.”
The Frontier League announced this morning that their will not be a 2020 championship season due to the ongoing restrictions in many of their locations. All teams have been given an option to pursue baseball and other activities. The Florence Y’all, along with the other teams that plan to play baseball this year support the fellow Frontier League teams that are unable to play baseball.
The Y’alls offer professional minor league fun at affordable, family friendly prices, and as always FREE PARKING! Follow the Y’alls on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to join in on the current online fun.
SAUGET, Ill. (JUNE 24, 2020) – The Frontier League has announced that the 2020 championship season has been suspended due to the ongoing gathering and travel restrictions in many of our locations. The League’s Board of Directors unanimously voted to suspend the entire 2020 championship season.
“We all want to play Frontier League baseball in 2020,” stated Rich Sauget, Sr., President of the Frontier League. “However, with the continuing limitations on social gatherings in our markets plus travel restrictions impacting our Canadian teams we had to make the tough decision that without availability to play in many of our 14 ballparks that a 2020 championship season was no longer realistic.”
The suspension of the championship season allows individual teams to pursue baseball and other activities in their facilities as state and local restrictions allow. Teams have been working with their local health departments and submitting reopening plans. As restrictions are eased and health and safety plans approved the individual clubs will be announcing what activities they will be allowed to host.
“We fully understand and respect the seriousness of the COVID-19 epidemic,” said commissioner Bill Lee. “With all of the excitement surrounding the addition of five former Can-Am League teams for 2020 everybody was primed for our best season ever. That being said our league-wide focus now shifts to carrying this momentum into 2021.”
“We appreciate the passion, support, and understanding of our fans. Activities such as the virtual Opening Day game simulations by Schaumburg and Southern Illinois, the virtual championship ring ceremony by New Jersey, and the virtual 105thanniversary celebration of Evansville’s Bosse Field demonstrate the creativity of our staffs and our desire to remain connected with our fan bases even if we cannot do so in person.”
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.
Join the Windy City ThunderBolts at the Ozinga Field parking lot on Wednesday, July 1st from 12 PM-6 PM for striking out blood shortages in our Healthcare Heroes Blood Drive, as we partner with Versiti Blood Centers and other Chicagoland baseball teams to support our patients in need. The drive is a tribute to the heroism, perseverance and passion for saving lives that healthcare workers have shown during the COVID-19 crisis. We are asking the community to pay tribute to these heroes by stepping up to the plate and donating lifesaving blood. There is no substitute to human blood donations and our blood supply is in URGENT NEED at this time.
Appointments are highly encouraged to be made at this link (https://tinyurl.com/thunderboltsblooddrive) in advance of the blood drive, so Versiti can help with social distancing of the presenting donors throughout the drive. The ThunderBolts will give two ticket vouchers to each donor! The vouchers will be good for the 2020 or 2021 season. You must have a valid e-mail address on file at the time of the donation. Make an appointment now to honor our Healthcare Heroes and support this local blood drive!
The Lake Erie Crushers and City of Avon announced today they will be presenting a spectacular fireworks show at Crushers Stadium on Saturday, July 4th. The show will take place at approximately 9:30 PM on the 4th of July and there will be no charge for admission.
“I believe we can safely host a fireworks display as long as folks social distance, wear masks, and stay in or near the immediate vicinity of their car to watch the display” stated Avon Mayor Bryan Jensen. The Crushers, who are presented by Mercy Health, will not be playing that night. Attendees can park in the stadium lot or in the grass at the east entrance to the stadium off Recreation Lane and Route 611.
“We are happy to be partnering with the City to celebrate this great American holiday”, stated Crushers Co-Owner Tom Kramig. Mayor Jensen added, “Realizing many things are not the same as they were just a few months ago, I am hoping this is one small way that families can get together to celebrate our country’s independence and reflect on the things that we are grateful for. Please commit to being safe at this event.”
For more information on this event, please follow the City of Avon’s Facebook page. More information regarding parking will be available the week of June 29th.
Due to the extended closure of the Canadian-American border, the Quebec Capitales and Trois-Rivieres Aigles will not be able to participate in the 2020 Frontier League championship season. The Frontier League’s Board of Directors held an emergency meeting Wednesday morning following the announcement of the extension of the border closure on Tuesday afternoon.
Despite numerous efforts by the Frontier League’s Board of Directors and Commissioner’s office, any hopes to see the newly expanded 14-team league to play a full 2020 schedule came to an end today. All teams are excited and optimistic to play a full 2021 season together.
However, the Quebec Capitales and Trois-Rivières Aigles are by no means giving up on baseball activities for 2020. In fact, both organizations are proactively engaged in organizing a professional baseball championship during the summer in the province of Quebec. This event would feature the best Canadian ball players. Hopefully, the patience of the communities and the fans will be rewarded.
“With all of the excitement created by adding Quebec and Trois-Rivieres to the Frontier League last fall, we are disappointed that the extension of travel restrictions will prevent them from playing against the other Frontier League teams in 2020,” said Bill Lee, Commissioner of the Frontier League. “Still, we are proud to have these two organizations as members of the Frontier League. We fully encourage and support their efforts to provide quality baseball to fans at Stade CANAC and Stade Quillorama this summer.”
The Gateway Grizzlies and GCS Credit Union are excited to announce a Drive-In Fireworks and Parking Lot Party taking place on July 3rd and 4th! Don’t miss out on one of the best firework shows in the history of the Gateway Grizzlies! There will music from Dj Patrico, fireworks, drinks, and fun!
We will have four different lots available for purchase: Red, White, Blue, and Gold! They vary in pricing depending on the location for the show. These passes will be mailed to you before the event! We are expecting this to sell out, so get your passes while you can!
DEADLINE FOR TICKET PURCHASE IS THURSDAY, JUNE 25TH!
Click the buttons below to purchase your prefered pass!
Do – purchase tickets early, presale only.
Do – Bring parking pass and have it visible in your car, parking pass is required to access parking lots
Do – bring a good attitude
Do – bring tailgating gear, tables, chairs, pop up shade tents, umbrellas, etc. (please put items away 30 min prior to show)
Do – Arrive early! The earlier you arrive the better a spot you will get!
Do – bring a cool car if you got it!
Don’t – Please do NOT bring your own fireworks, we promise that we have plenty to shoot off, we got it covered
Don’t – Hold or save spots, our lots will fill in by a first come first serve basis
What time will the parking lot open?
Parking lot will open at 1 PM on July 3rd and July 4th
What if it rains?
Depending on the length and severity of the rain, we will shoot off the fireworks later that night. If the duration of the rain lasts too long, we will move the show to a later date, probably July 5th. Let’s not think about rain, let’s think about the cold beverages we will be drinking while watching fireworks!
What if I want to park with next to my friends?
Please arrive next to your friends, there will be no spot holding or reserving.
Is Tailgating allowed?
Not only is it allowed, it is encouraged!
Will you be selling ice and beverages for my cooler?
Yes! We will be selling ice, as well as packaged beer and soda
Will Bathrooms be available?
Yes, we will be supplying porta-potty’s throughout our parking lot
This is a family friendly event, please be respectful and drink responsibly and remember, HAVE FUN!
There are three different ticket options for this event. All tickets must be purchased in advanced and printed off at home. Tickets will not be made available for purchase at Boomers Stadium.
Parking Lot Drive-In Ticket— West Lot Only – $20 plus tax (per car)
Cars will be parked social distance style in the West Parking Lot. Enjoy the fireworks display from the comfort of your own car. Music/announcements will be transmitted via radio frequency. Portable restrooms will be made available. Tickets for the Drive-in do not have access to the stadium and must follow social distancing rules.
In-Stadium Dining Table Reservation—$120 (Six person maximum)
Enjoy all-you-can-eat hot dogs, hamburgers, fries, popcorn, and Pepsi products/bottled water at one of our picnic tables along the concourse. Tables will be spaced out to follow social distance guidelines. Includes one VIP Lot parking pass. Max of 6 people per table.
In-Stadium Luxury Suite—$400 (10 person maximum)
Enjoy an all-you-can-eat-meal from inside the stadium in one of our luxury suites. Includes two VIP Lot parking passes. Max of 10 people in the suite.
Meal includes: Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Chicken Tenders, Potato Salad, Popcorn, Cookies, Brownies, Pepsi products, and Bottled Water
West Parking Lot Rules and Restrictions include but are not limited to:
- Parking permit must be purchased in advance, be pre-printed and displayed in window upon arrival.
- Cars to be parked every-other spaces to ensure social distancing. Spaces will be parked in order of arrival.
- Guests are expected to maintain social distancing with other guests.
- No grilling, cooking, or similar food preparation is permitted in the parking lot.
- On-site Food & Beverage sales will be available.
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About this Event
*Parking lot opens at 6:30pm. NASH performs from 7:30-9:30pm. Fireworks begin around 9:30pm.*
Palisades Credit Union Park – Parking Lot, presented by Clarkstown Coin and Jewelry, Olori Crane Service Inc.!
TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN-ADVANCE. TICKETS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE DOOR.
– $25 per carload
– Every car receives one free New York Boulders apron for Father’s Day! (value $15) presented by Texas de Brazil
– Limited number of tickets available
– Public restrooms will be available with social distancing/cleaning protocols in effect
– You MUST put car’s make/model and license plate number on ticket confirmation page. Both the make/model and license plate number MUST match the car that arrives at the fireworks show!
– Tickets are not authorized for resale. Tickets should only be purchased though our secure site
– All guests MUST practice social distancing
– Cars will be distanced in the parking lot, with one space between each car.
– The fireworks are RAIN OR SHINE!
The Evansville Otters want you to watch a virtual celebration of Bosse Field’s 105th anniversary, commemorating Bosse Field’s inaugural opening on June 17, 1915. Tune in this Wednesday, June 17 at 6:15 p.m. CT on the Evansville Otters channel on Youtube.com.
With the Frontier League baseball season on hold due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Otters organization wants to bring Evansville Otters baseball and the Bosse Field experience straight to our fans virtually in the safety and comfort of their own homes.
The virtual celebration will feature contributions from Otters owner Bill Bussing, Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, and a re-broadcast of the June 25, 2019 home game against the Schaumburg Boomers with new commentary. The re-broadcast will also include interviews with some members of the Otters front office, field manager Andy McCauley, and interviews with current and former Otters players, including John Schultz, Tyler Vail, Josh Allen, and more. An OttersTV segment will highlight the history and early origins of Bosse Field. 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!
Rockland County, NY – In the eighth and final week of voting to fill out the New York Boulders’ All-Decade team, fans selected the outfield of Stephen Cardullo and Joe Maloney flanking centerfielder Jared McDonald.
Additionally, added as a broadcaster’s choice as the Designated Hitter was Mike Fransoso, selected by Vice-President of Business Development and voice of the Boulders Seth Cantor.
As part of the New York Boulders’ Bould Decade celebrating the franchise’s first 10 years of play, fans have been voting to fill positions on our All-Decade team each week for eight successive weeks.
This past week, fans were presented with the opportunity to select the team’s best outfield. Fans chose a centerfielder from a candidate list of five, as well as one corner outfielder from a roster of nine. The outfield voting was sponsored by 16 Handles of New City, NY.
Fans cast their votes from Friday, May 29, through Thursday, June 4, with the centerfielder with the most votes earning a spot on the All-Decade team, as well as the top two corner outfield vote-getters.
Stephen Cardullo played three full seasons, 2013 to 2015, with Rockland and remains the lone Boulders’ player to reach the Major Leagues. In his time in Rockland, he batted a combined .299 with his best season coming in 2015 when he hit .331 with nine home runs, 76 runs scored and 76 RBI. In 2015, he also boasted a .928 OPS and a .410 on-base average – all of that adding up to signing a contract that off-season with the Colorado Rockies’ organization. In 2016, he was promoted to the Major League roster by the Rockies.
“I am honored and humbled to be selected to the All-Decade Team,” Cardullo said. Cardullo was recalled by the Rockies on April 26, 2016. Five days later, on his 29th birthday, he homered in both games of a doubleheader against the Los Angeles Dodgers, including a grand slam in the second game.
Joe Maloney spent the 2014 and 2015 seasons in Rockland, then returned for the 2017 campaign. Over his three years in Rockland, Maloney hit .298, but it was his last season, 2017, after returning from a year in the Minnesota Twins’ organization, that was his best, seeing him hit a Cam-Am League record 35 home runs while batting .282 with 101 RBI and 84 runs scored and a .997 OPS. After the 2017 season, Maloney was recognized by Baseball America as its Independent Leagues Player of the Year
“I had some of the best years of my career while I played in Rockland,” Maloney said. “It’s a great honor to be named to the team.”
Jared McDonald played in Rockland for three-plus seasons from 2015 to 2018. Over that time, he batted .299 for the Boulders with his best year coming in 2015 when he hit. 337 with 84 runs scored, 60 RBI, eight home runs, an .867 OPS and a .444 on-base average. Spanning the 2015 and 2016 campaigns, McDonald reached base successfully in 75 consecutive games, a professional baseball record.
“This is definitely an honor,” McDonald said. “And to have guys like Joe (Maloney) and Stephen (Cardullo) to my right and left is incredible.”
Meanwhile, Mike Fransoso was tabbed as the team’s DH. Fransoso, whose versatility allowed him to play second base, shortstop and third base during his two years in Rockland, 2016 and 2017, batted a combined .282. Fransoso posted 43 RBI in 2016 and 38 the next year. Batting near the top of the order both seasons, he scored 112 runs over the two seasons.
“This is awesome,” Fransoso said. “Rockland was the first place I played in independent ball and I could not have asked for a better situation.”
Other candidates for the centerfield position on the All-Decade team included Chris Valencia (2012), Donnie Webb (2013), Antone DeJesus (2014) and Chase Harris (2019).
Meanwhile, the list of corner outfield candidates also included Tommy Giles (2011), Norm Hutchins (2011- 2012), Keith Brachold (2012), Jon Smith (2012 and 2017), Ryan Stovall (2014-2015), Mike Montville (2016- 2018) and Kevin Krause (2018).
Cardullo, Maloney, McDonald and Fransoso join catcher Marcus Nidiffer, starting pitchers Richard Salazar and Bo Budkevics, closer Adrian Martin, first baseman Jerod Edmondson, shortstop Junior Arrojo, second baseman Matt Nandin and third baseman Ryan Mollica as fan selections over the first seven weeks of voting.
The final results of the outfield balloting were announced during a Podcast on the Boulders’ Facebook
page on Sunday, June 7, at 8 p.m. hosted by Cantor.
Altice cable television in Rockland County will rebroadcast this week’s All-Decade team announcement on the morning of Thursday, June 11, 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.
Thursday, June 18 and Friday, June 19 Boomers Stadium in Schaumburg will be open for outdoor dining with a reservation.
Reservations times run from 5:30-7:30pm for Thursday, June 18. Make your reservation here.
Reservation times run from 5:00-8:00pm for Friday, June 19. Make your reservation here.
There is a $10 reservation charge and that will be credited to your table’s bill. Max of six (6) people per table. Reservation is for one (1) table. Servers and tables will be assigned upon arrival. All transactions will be by credit card only. Social distancing practices must be followed at all times.
For questions please contact the Schaumburg Boomers at 847-461-3695 or email email@example.com.
While the question of whether or not baseball will be played in 2020 is still unanswered, the situation has greatly impacted not only our organization but the ability for the Schaumburg Boomers to support our great non-profit partners. For that reason, the Schaumburg Boomers, presented by Wintrust, are happy to announce the Boomers Give Back Program. In an effort to support our partners as well as the Boomers, fans and companies can purchase Anytime Ticket Vouchers and 50% of your purchase will be donated to one of our charity partners that had a benefit scheduled for 2020.
The Anytime Ticket Vouchers are valid for a reserved ticket to any game, any season and are $10 per voucher. $5 of each voucher purchased will be donated to one of our charity partners. Choose from Alzheimer’s Association, American Cancer Society, Gold Glove Charities, Honor Flight, The Backyard Experience, or WACO – Woodfield Area Children’s Association.
For questions contact the Schaumburg Boomers at 847-461-3695 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Draw or color Grand Slam , the mascot of the Aigles de Trois-Rivières and you could win :
✅ A cap from the Aigles
✅A ball autographed by Raphaël Gladu and TJ Stanton
To participate :
- Enter the contest “Draw Grand Slam” presented by Scores at https://www.lhebdojournal.com/concours/les-aigles-de-trois-rivieres/ ;
- Share the drawing or coloring on Facebook by identifying @lesaiglestr and @RestaurantScoresTroisRivieres
The contest ends on June 12 at noon.
Good luck to everyone!