Blue Crabs Announce 2017 Spring Training Schedule


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 3, 2017
Contact: Erin Killian
301-374-1125
smbcmedia@somdbluecrabs.com

 

(Waldorf, MD., Apr. 3, 2017) – With just 17 days remaining until the “10th Anniversary Opening Night” presented by Wawa, the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs are excited to announce their 2017 Spring Training schedule. This seasons Spring Training schedule will include two home exhibitions, the “Crustacean Celebration Fan Fest presented by Elite Beatz”, and the Community Caravan.

This Saturday, April 8, fans will get the opportunity to meet the 2017 Blue Crabs during the “Crustacean Celebration” presented by Elite Beatz. The festivities begin at 9:00 A.M. with a Breakfast with the Players at 9:30. This event gives fans the opportunity to reserve a seat in the Legends Club and enjoy breakfast with the Blue Crabs players and coaches. The fun continues through 2 P.M. as the team hosts games throughout the concourse, an autograph session with the team, and a chance for season ticket holders to pick up their ticket packages for the upcoming season. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to come out and enjoy the fun and festivities!

The team will host open tryouts at 12 P.M. on Sunday, April 9 at Regency Furniture Stadium. All participants must register prior to this event, for further information contact Samantha Slovik at sslovik@somdbluecrabs.com or call 301-374-1127. The Blue Crabs will then have their first official workout on Monday, April 10.

The Blue Crabs are welcoming media to the Ballpark on Tuesday, April 11. This will give local news outlets the opportunity to meet the team and coaching staff for the 2017 season. For information about this event and how to obtain a press pass, please contact Josh Owens at jowens@somdbluecrabs.com.

On April 12, the Blue Crabs team will hit the road in for the Community Caravan. The Community Caravan sends players, coaches, and staff out to the different counties of Southern Maryland to have a day of community outreach in support of local initiatives. The team will be visiting various locations including Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, Children’s Aid Society, and ARC of Southern Maryland throughout the day, working to serve the Southern Maryland area they call home.

Further preparing the team for opening night, the Blue Crabs will be hosting the York Revolution for their first spring training exhibition game on Friday, April 14 at 2 P.M. at Regency Furniture Stadium. The Blue Crabs will play four total exhibitions, travelling to York on April 13 and Lancaster on April 15. The team’s final exhibition game will be Monday, April 17 when they host the Lancaster Barnstormers at 2 P.M. at Regency Furniture Stadium. All home exhibition games are free admission and open to the public.

“Spring Training is the final step in preparing for this exciting 10th Anniversary Season,” said Blue Crabs General Manager Courtney Knichel. “These upcoming events are the perfect opportunity for fans to get to know their hometown team and get the community excited for the upcoming season.”

The team opens the 2017 regular season on April 20 in Waldorf versus the Long Island Ducks. To save your seat at the ballpark for the upcoming season and other team news, visit http://www.somdbluecrabs.com or call 301-638-9788.

About the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs: The Blue Crabs play 140 regular season games in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Clubs. The Blue Crabs play at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland with affordable family fun. The franchise will open its tenth anniversary season on Thursday April 20, 2017. Please call 301-638-9788 or visit http://www.somdbluecrabs.com for more information and to reserve your seat at the ballpark today!

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB): The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 36 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.

For more information, please visit http://www.AtlanticLeague.com

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