River Floods; Growlers Forced to Cancel Games Through the 29th Of June
KALAMAZOO, MI – The outdoors truly got the best of Homer Stryker Field on Outdoorsman’s Night as the Kalamazoo Growlers have been forced to cancel games against the Lakeshore Chinooks set for today, June 27 and tomorrow, June 28 due to unplayable field conditions caused by the flooding of the Kalamazoo River.
Both games have been rescheduled for next weekend, when the Growlers will once again meet the Chinooks. Today’s scheduled game will be played on Friday, July 3 as a double-header beginning at 5:05pm, with the regularly scheduled game beginning 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game. Sunday’s game will be made up on Saturday, July 4 beginning at 5:05pm with the Growlers annual Red, White and Boom Night beginning 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game. Each game will be played as seven inning games.
The first game of a home and home double-header against the Bombers on Monday, June 29th, has also been postponed. The Postponed game will be made up on July 30th at 5:05 p.m. That game will be the first of two seven inning games in a double-header with the second game beginning a half hour after the first.
Fans who held tickets for Monday's game can head to C.O. Brown Stadium in Battle Creek for the 7:05 p.m. game and use their tickets to see the Growlers in the second game of the home and home double-header.
Fans with tickets to any of the three canceled games can exchange them at the Homer Stryker Field box office for any other remaining Growlers regular season home game. For the rescheduling of special group accommodations please contact the Growlers office at (269) 492-9966.
The Kalamazoo Growlers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 22nd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2015, 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 120 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (OAK). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website. For more information, visit http://www.growlersbaseball.com.