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Open Player Tryouts set for April 30th

04/19/2017 11:06 AM -

Open Player Tryouts set for April 30th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 19, 2017
Contact: Jared Shlensky
jshlensky@railcatsbaseball.com

GARY, Ind. — The Gary SouthShore RailCats and manager Greg Tagert announced that the club will host an Open Player Tryout on Sunday, April 30th at U. S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind. The tryout camp will be broken down into two sessions with position players to report at noon and pitchers to report at 1 p.m.

If there is inclement weather on Sunday, April 30th, the tryout will then be pushed back to Monday, May 1st, with previous start times remaining the same.

All players 18 and older are eligible to register for the open player tryout. The registration cost is $50.00 for tryout participants. Tryout participants must bring their own baseball equipment, including cleats, gloves, wooden bats and catcher's gear.

Upon arriving at U. S. Steel Yard, players should enter through the RailCats Entry Gate on Stadium Plaza between Fourth and Fifth Avenue and head to the field for registration. There is no need to pre-register before the day of the tryout. Players can only tryout at one position and should wear proper baseball attire.

The RailCats season opener is on Thursday, May 18 against the St. Paul Saints. Jared Shlensky and Austin Anderson bring you all 100 RailCats games this season on WEFM (95.9 FM) and online at railcatsbaseball.com.

Gary’s home opener is on Friday, May 26 vs. the Texas Airhogs. Friday’s game vs. the Airhogs is a Fifth Third Bank Fireworks Friday and features a free magnet schedule giveaway. The first 1,000 fans receive a free magnet schedule, courtesy of Great Lakes Orthopedics.

Fans can purchase tickets for RailCats home games by calling (219) 882-BALL or online at railcatsbaseball.com. The RailCats box office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 

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