The Missoula Osprey, in conjunction with the Pioneer League, released their game schedule for the 2018 season today. The Osprey will open their 20th season in Missoula with four games on the road beginning Friday, June 15 in Billings. The O's home opener is set for Tuesday, June 19 against the Helena Brewers.
In all, over 900,000 fans have watched Osprey regular season baseball at Ogren Park Allegiance Field since 2007. This year, the regular season runs from June 15 to September 6. The Osprey will finish the regular season with a three game series at home against the Helena Brewers September 4-6.
Although a complete promotional calendar will be released at a later date, the Osprey are planning to host their 14th Annual Independence Day Fireworks Celebration following the game Tuesday, July 3.
"We always look forward to having our game schedule in place for the upcoming season," said Osprey Vice President/General Manager Jeff Griffin. "This puts us one step closer to another year of professional baseball in Missoula. We can now begin preparing our promotional calendar, which will again include many fun and exciting promotions that enhance the fan experience at the ballpark."
The Osprey are a member of the Pioneer League's Northern Division and compete with the other three Montana teams (Helena, Great Falls and Billings) for the division title. The 76-game schedule will once again be split into a two-half-season format with the first half ending July 24. The winners of each half for each division advance to the post-season. Here are the division alignments along with the affiliates for each of the teams:
North Division: Missoula Osprey (Arizona Diamondbacks); Billings Mustangs (Cincinnati Reds); Great Falls Voyagers (Chicago White Sox); Helena Brewers (Milwaukee Brewers)
South Division: Grand Junction Rockies (Colorado Rockies); Idaho Falls Chukars (Kansas City Royals); Ogden Raptors (Los Angeles Dodgers); Orem Owlz (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim)
Included in the schedule for 2018 is the fourth ever Pioneer League-Northwest League All-Star Game. The 2018 version will be hosted by the Grand Junction Rockies at Sam Suplizio Field in Grand Junction, Colo., Tuesday, August 7. The game will highlight the future of Major League Baseball with some of the top talent from both leagues.
Season tickets for the 2018 season are on sale now at the MSO Hub. For more information and a complete schedule, contact the Osprey at (406) 543-3300, stop by the MSO Hub at 140 N. Higgins or visit the Osprey online at MissoulaOsprey.com.
Click HERE for the full 2018 Schedule
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