ValleyCats announce 2013 schedule

SouthPaw & Ribbie make their way around the stands during one of the nightly t-shirt tosses. (Greg Fisher)

November 15, 2012 4:37 AM ET

TROY, NY - The 2012 Stedler Division Champion Tri-City ValleyCats have officially announced their schedule for the 2013 season this afternoon. The ValleyCats 76-game New York-Penn League schedule consists of 38 home games with ten different opponents coming to Joseph L Bruno Stadium.

The ValleyCats will kick off their 12th season at "The Joe" on Monday, June 17 as they host the Vermont Lake Monsters (Athletics) for three games, June 17-19.

Following the home opening series, the 'Cats return to "The Joe" to host the Boston Red Sox affiliate, Lowell Spinners from June 26-27 and conclude the month of June with three games against the Connecticut Tigers (Tigers) on June 28-30.

July at "The Joe" begins with a bang on Independence Day as the 'Cats host Lowell, July 4-6, and then the Aberdeen Ironbirds (Orioles), July 7-9.

The ValleyCats next homestand features a New York-Penn League Semi-Final rematch against the Pinckney Division Champion Auburn Doubledays (Nationals), July 17-19, and a Finals rematch versus the New York-Penn League Champion Hudson Valley Renegades (Rays), July 20-22. The 'Cats will close out their home July schedule against the Connecticut Tigers on July 28-29.

The ValleyCats open the August slate of home games with a three game series versus the Williamsport Crosscutters (Phillies), August 6-8, and three against the Jamestown Jammers (Pirates) on August 9-11. Following a week on the road, the 'Cats will return on August 19-20 for two games versus Vermont.

The Staten Island Yankees, affiliate of the New York Yankees, make their annual trip to "The Joe" for a weekend set of games on August 23-25. Vermont comes back to town from August 29-30, and the ValleyCats complete their 2013 regular season at home against the Brooklyn Cyclones, affiliate of the New York Mets, on September 2-4.

ValleyCats weekday and Saturday games at "The Joe" are scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday games at 5:00 p.m. Exceptions include two camp days (Tuesday, July 9 and Wednesday, August 7) that will feature a matinee start time of 11:00 a.m.. Thursday, July 4 will begin at 6:30 p.m., Labor Day, Monday, September 2 begins at 5:00 p.m., and Tuesday, September 3 - Wednesday, September 4 both begin at 6:00 p.m. Schedule and times are all subject to change.

6-game mini-plan packages, season tickets and flex plans are all available for purchase now at the Joseph L. Bruno Stadium Box Office, by phone at (518) 629-CATS, or online at

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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