Kalamazoo, Mi. – Fifteen minutes before first pitch on Tuesday night at Homer Stryker Field, a huge rain storm rolled into Kalamazoo. In its wake, it left an unplayable field for the game between the Rockford Rivets (18-16) and the Kalamazoo Growlers (24-11), and a forced postponement by the league office.
The new date for the game has not yet been announced, but fans can expect it to be on either July 14th or July 15th, the next two times the Rivets are scheduled to play in Kalamazoo. It will turn one of those days into a doubleheader between the two squads.
Rockford returns to Rivets Stadium tomorrow for a four-game home stand starting against the Wisconsin Woodchucks. First pitch is scheduled for 3:05 PM at Rivets Stadium. Tickets are only $4 in honor of the Fourth of July.
The Rockford Rivets are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Now in its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 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 190 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.rockfordrivets.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Rivets as your favorite team.