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RailCats announce Spring Training Schedule

04/20/2017 10:09 AM -

Contact: Jared Shlensky

GARY, Ind. — The Gary SouthShore RailCats announced their spring training schedule earlier today. The RailCats have eight spring training games (four home, four road).

The RailCats free exhibition games are Monday, May 8th vs. the Florence Freedom of the Frontier League and Sunday, May 14th vs. the Sioux Falls Canaries. Monday’s game is at 3:10 p.m. while Sunday’s game is at 6:10 p.m.

The Railcats remaining two home exhibition games are Tuesday, May 9th vs. the Schaumburg Boomers of the Frontier League and Monday, May 15th vs. Sioux Falls. First pitch for both games are at 11:10 a.m. Tickets for both games are $5.00, however, schools can purchase special $8.50 tickets, which include a hot dog, chips, and soda.

Tuesday’s game will be broadcast online at while Monday’s game will be broadcast online and on WEFM (95.9 FM). The Masters Apartment Pregame Show begins 20 minutes before each game’s scheduled first pitch time.

The RailCats four road exhibition games are Wednesday, May 10th; Thursday, May 11th; Friday, May 12th; and Saturday, May 13th. Wednesday and Thursday’s games are against the Kansas City T-Bones, with a scheduled 7:10 p.m. first pitch time for both games. Friday and Saturday’s games are against the Wichita Wingnuts, with start times yet to be determined.

The RailCats season opener is on Thursday, May 18th against the St. Paul Saints. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. from CHS Field.

Gary’s home opener is on Friday, May 26th vs. the Texas Airhogs. Friday’s game vs. the Airhogs is at 7:10 p.m. and is a Fifth Third Bank Fireworks Friday. Friday’s game also features a free magnet schedule giveaway to first 1,000 fans, courtesy of Great Lakes Orthopedics.

Jared Shlensky and Austin Anderson bring you all 100 RailCats games this season on WEFM (95.9 FM) and online at

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


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