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Osprey Lose Another Game Due to Field Conditions

August 17, 2019 - Pioneer League (PL) - Missoula Osprey News Release

Missoula, MT - For the second night in a row, the Missoula Osprey and Great Falls Voyagers game originally scheduled for Saturday Night at Ogren Park Allegiance Field has been postponed due to unsafe field conditions. The game will be made up in Great Falls next week as part of a doubleheader. The Osprey and Great Falls will play a doubleheader on Sunday at 5:00pm. The series will conclude with the regularly scheduled 7:05pm game on Monday Night.

The postponements are a cause of the Mumford and Sons concert combined with the heavy rains Sunday which caused some severe damage to the field. The Osprey grounds crew along with local support from businesses specializing in turf management worked hard on repairing the field for play. However, one big area in right center field is still too soft and creates a risk of player injury.

"We will be playing tomorrow and need our fans to come out and support this team after a trying week," explained Osprey Vice President Matt Ellis.

"Losing two games in a row is painful. This is such a major disappointment for our franchise and fans. We are very frustrated that we have not been able to repair the field in time to play. The damage of the field was extensive. We just cannot risk the health of our players."

This homestand will resume tomorrow with some great promotions in the docket: Sunday, August 18 vs Great Falls Voyagers - Gates 4pm, First Pitch 5pm

KIDS ARE FREE

- seriously. All kids under 10 (with an accompanying adult) are totally free! Bring out the whole family and enjoy the last Sunday game of the season.

We are moving Launch-A-Ball from Saturday to between games of the doubleheader! You could earn a shot at our $10,000 dollar prize. Launch-A-Ball is fan favorite at the ballpark. Buy a numbered ball for just a buck

- at the end of the game we launch at targets for a chance to win cash and prizes including autographed items, season tickets, and the opportunity to take part in our $10,000 toss on August 31st.

Monday, August 19 vs Great Falls Voyagers

- Gates 6pm, First Pitch 7pm

Join us for Military Monday and Family Night. All military service members and their families can receive 2-for-1 tickets

- or with the donation of a non-perishable food item, a family of four can receive four tickets, four hotdogs, four chips and four sodas - just $30!

Tuesday, August 20 vs Idaho Falls Chukars

- Gates 6pm, First Pitch 7pm

Bike to the Ballpark, push those pedals to the stadium and receive a 2-for-1 ticket offer! Wednesday, August 21 vs Idaho Falls Chukars

- Gates 6pm, First Pitch 7pm

Woof Wednesday, bring your best friend to enjoy the game with you!

It's also Animal Advocates Night, part of the Osprey & Stockman Bank Community Outreach program. As with all Osprey Outreach nights this season, the mission program is to help local non- profits soar by donating 50% of participating groups ticket sales back to the organization! In addition, Osprey ownership will match an additional 50% of all proceeds in form of a cash donation to the participating groups (total of 100%).

All Osprey game tickets can be purchased at the MSO Hub Box Office, located at 140 North Higgins in Downtown Missoula, online at MissoulaOsprey.com and by phone (406) 543-3300.


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