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Growlers Kick Off Inaugural Season in Madison

Growlers v. Mallards featured imageKalamazoo, Mich – The Kalamazoo Growlers are set to begin their inaugural season on the road tonight at 5:30 ET in Madison, Wisc. against the defending Northwoods League Champions the Madison Mallards in a double header following Tuesday's rainout.

Game One Starting Pitcher: Caleb Barager (Jackson College)

Game Two Starting Pitcher : Nick Wernke (West Virginia University)

Growlers fans can watch tonight’s game live on the Northwoods League YouTube channel  or listen to Mike Coleman and Nicholas Tirro for the “Voices of the Growlers” at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/kalamazoo-growlers .Check the Growlers Twitter @kzoogrowlers for lineups and updates.

The Growlers first game in Michigan will take place Thursday, May 29th against cross-town rivals the Battle Creek Bombers at the Bombers C.O. Brown Stadium in Battle Creek in their first meeting of the season.

The Growlers first home game of the year is on Friday, May 30th at Homer Stryker Stadium, when the Battle Creek Bombers come to Kalamazoo in the first of a five game home stand for the Growlers.

Single Game tickets are currently on sale, but limited tickets are available for Opening Weekend. To purchase single game tickets, flex plans or season tickets contact the Kalamazoo Growlers Box office at (269) 492-9966 or visit www.growlersbaseball.com and click the “Buy Tickets” tab for more purchasing information.

The Kalamazoo Growlers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League YouTube channel.  For more information, visit http://www.growlersbaseball.com.