The Evansville Otters and Joliet Slammers have announced that the Frontier League preseason tryout scheduled for Saturday March 21 at Bosse Field has been postponed due to concerns with the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The tryout will be pushed back to Sunday April 19.
Registration for the original March 21 date will be valid for the April 19 date.
Further registration is closed for the tryouts, and attendance will be limited to registered players and essential staff only to comply in accordance with CDC guidelines.
Tryouts start at 9 a.m. Position players can check in from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and pitchers can check in from 11:30 a.m. to noon (all times CT).
At this time, the preseason tryout in Allentown, Pa. is still on as scheduled for Saturday April 4 starting at 9 a.m. from ECTB Stadium at Bicentennial Park. Position players can check in from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and pitchers can check in from 11:30 a.m. to noon (all times ET).
The event gives each player a chance to showcase their talent in front of Frontier League managers and coaches. The Joliet Slammers and Evansville Otters will be represented at both tryout dates.
If any players registered for the Evansville tryout would like to move their registration to the Allentown tryout, or if there are any questions, contact Andy McCauley via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Frontier League is a professional, independent baseball organization located in the Midwestern and Northeastern United States. It operates mostly in cities that are not served by Major or Minor League Baseball teams and is not affiliated with either. The league formed in 1993 and is the oldest active independent league.
To be eligible to play in the Frontier League, you must be at least 18 years old.
The Evansville Otters are the 2006 and 2016 Frontier League champions.
The Otters play all home games at historic Bosse Field, located at 23 Don Mattingly Way in Evansville, Ind. Stay up-to-date with the Evansville Otters by visiting evansvilleotters.com, or follow the Otters on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.