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SPRING TRAINING CAMP SET TO START SATURDAY

Spring Training

X’s Announce Spring Training Roster & Schedule

2016 Spring Training set for Saturday, May 7th @ Mercy Field at Lewis & Clark Park

SIOUX CITY, IA – The Sioux City Explorers 2016 spring training roster is set and the X’s will begin day one of spring training this Saturday (May 7th) @ Mercy Field at Lewis & Clark Park with 27 players in camp (16 pitchers, 3 catchers, 4 infielders, and 4 outfielders). Of the 25 players that will report for day one of spring training, there will be 11 returners from the 2015 squad that went 75-25 and claimed the 2015 Central Division Championship.

After two days of practice at Mercy Field @ Lewis and Clark Park, the X’s will travel to Yankton, SD on Monday, May 9th to play the Sioux Falls Canaries in the first of five scheduled exhibition contests with the first pitch set for 6:00 PM at Riverside Park in Yankton, SD. The X’s will then hold two more days of spring training at Mercy Field @ Lewis & Clark Park, before loading the bus Thursday (May 12th) in route to Seward, NE for exhibition game number two versus the Lincoln Saltdogs in a 7:00 PM contest.  On Friday, May 13th, the X’s will head to Huron, SD for a 7:00 PM game versus the Canaries of Sioux Falls before heading to Kingsley, IA on Saturday, May 14th for a 6:00 PM game versus the Lincoln Saltdogs.  The X’s will wrap up their exhibition schedule on Sunday, May 15th with a scheduled 2:00 PM game in Vermillion, SD versus the Lincoln Saltdogs.  The X's will be hosting a FREE youth baseball clinic from 2-4pm prior to the exhibition game in Kingsley, IA and from 11am-12pm before to the exhibition game in Vermillion, SD.

After three more days of spring training at Mercy Field @ Lewis & Clark Park (May 16-18), the X’s will open the 2016 regular season at home on Thursday, May 19th versus the Sioux Falls Canaries in a 7:00 pm contest with magnet schedule giveaway night thanks to Wells Fargo Bank along with a post game FIREWORKS show to cap off the evening. The final 3 games of the opening 4 game series will be played in Sioux Falls (May 20-22).

Order your tickets for the 2016 home opener (May 19th) by stopping down to the stadium box office @ Mercy Field at Lewis & Clark Park or by calling 712-277-WINS (9467).  Group rates available for groups of 20 or more for all (50) home games on the 2016 schedule!!

To view the 2016 spring training roster, please visit www.xsbaseball.com

2016 Spring Training Schedule:

Saturday, May 7 – 11:00am – 3:00pm (Mercy Field @ Lewis & Clark Park)

Sunday, May 8 – 11:00am – 3:00pm (Mercy Field @ Lewis & Clark Park)

Monday, May 9 – Exhibition game in Yankton, SD versus Sioux Falls Canaries – 6:00pm

Tuesday, May 10 - 11:00am – 3:00pm (Mercy Field @ Lewis & Clark Park)

Wednesday, May 11 - 11:00am – 3:00pm (Mercy Field @ Lewis & Clark Park)

Thursday, May 12 – Exhibition game in Seward, NE vs. Lincoln Saltdogs – 7:00pm

Friday, May 13 – Exhibition game in Huron, SD vs. Sioux Falls Canaries – 7:00pm

Saturday, May 14 – Exhibition game in Kingsley, IA vs. Lincoln Saltdogs – 6:00pm

Sunday, May 15 – Exhibition game in Vermillion, SD vs. Lincoln Saltdogs – 2:00pm

Monday, May 16 - 11:00am – 2:00pm (Mercy Field @ Lewis & Clark Park)

Tuesday, May 17 – 10:00am – 1:00pm (Mercy Field @ Lewis & Clark Park)

Wednesday, May 18 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm (Mercy Field @ Lewis & Clark Park)

* All spring training practices will be open to the media and general public

**Practice time and location subject to change