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Lincoln soccer closes out season with win.
By Kevin Korpal
Jun. 1, 2010   ·   10:45 a.m.

Strong defense led the Lincoln Railsplitters to a 3-1 victory over the undersized Ypsilanti Phoenix to close out the season on Lincoln’s Senior Night last Thursday....read more

Lincoln lacrosse dominates Ypsilanti
By Kevin Korpal
May. 20, 2010   ·   6:23 p.m.

Wind and rain were the names of the game when the Lincoln High School lacrosse team defeated visiting Ypsilanti High School 13-3 Monday night.

The Railsplitters...read more

Flyers softball drop season opener
By Jeremiah Juncker
Mar. 31, 2010   ·   5:50 p.m.

Willow Run junior starting pitcher Katie Mullins in the third inning in the team's home-opener against Huron Valley Lutheran High School. Flyers lost 13-4 against the Hawks Tuesday.

It was a mix of inexperience, first game jitters and a strong opposing pitcher which saw the Willow Run High School girl’s softball team drop its season-opener...read more

Lincoln High School sports roundup
By Jeremiah Juncker
Mar. 30, 2010   ·   10:39 a.m.

Baseball: Ace Andrew Dillon leads a young Railspitters team as fourth-year coach Marty Lozano tries to turn things around after a 12-21 season in 2009. Lozano has...read more

Lincoln hockey earns fourth straight win
By Tom Perkins
Dec. 22, 2009   ·   9:47 a.m.

Railsplitter David Skeans fires in the game winning goal against Chelsea.

For two periods it looked as if Lincoln hockey was not only going to break their winless streak against Chelsea, but they were going to decimate the Bulldogs in...read more

Minor League baseball team announces schedule

The Sliders will be playing all of their 45 home games at Eastern Michigan University’s Oestrike Stadium this season. Photo by Christine Laughren

The Sliders will be playing all of their 45 home games at Eastern Michigan University’s Oestrike Stadium this season.
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Sliders of Ypsilanti gearing up for 2009 season

By Josh Curmi
Jan. 8, 2009    ·    4:14 p.m.

The Midwest Sliders of Ypsilanti, belonging to the Frontier Baseball League, have announced their 2009 schedule and ticket packages.

The Sliders will be playing all of their 45 home games at Eastern Michigan University’s Oestrike Stadium this season. After this season, the team will move to Waterford as the Oakland County Cruisers, where their new stadium is currently being constructed.

The Frontier Baseball League is part of the Independent Professional Baseball Federation; Frontier League teams are not affiliated with any Major League teams.

Rob Hilliard Owner and Managing Partner, says the team is looking forward to calling Ypsilanti home after traveling all of the 2008 season.

“Bringing the Sliders to Ypsilanti is just part of the plan to bringing professional baseball here permanently,” he said. “It is important they show the city can support a team.”

The Sliders will host the Lake Erie Crushers during Spring Training, in two seven-inning exhibition games May 11 at 5:05 p.m. Tickets are $2 for all in attendance, with half of all proceeds going to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County.

The official season opener is May 29, starting a three-game weekend series with the two-time defending Frontier League Champion Windy City Thunderbolts.

In June and July the Sliders will play 10 home games, including series against the Kalamazoo Kings, one of two in-state rivals in both months.

In August, they will truly make Oestrike Stadium home with 19 home games; including a 9 game home stand beginning Aug. 25. The third Michigan based team the Traverse City Beach Bums will visit twice; closing out the Sliders home schedule in the finale of a three game series Sept. 2.

Hilliard said that attending a Sliders game will provide a different venue for baseball fans.

“Every game is different; it can be a pitching duel or a slugfest.” He said, “They have the tools to play affiliated or professional, they just may not be as big.”

Single game ticket prices will be $8 and $7 for children under 13 years old, senior citizens 55 and older and Eastern Michigan students. Children younger than 6 years old are admitted free Monday- Thursday. Season ticket and partial-season packages are available and are all discounted from single-game pricing, packages include:

Season tickets (all 45 games) $315 for one; $585 for two; $810 for three, and $990 for four.

Flex Packs (12 undated tickets and a bonus ticket for Sun., May 31 game) $72.

Weekday Six Package (choose any six Monday thru Thursday games) $36.

“Baker’s Dozen” Package (buy 12 and receive the 13th free) $96.

Business Booklet (100 undated tickets) $500 for one booklet; $800 for two booklets.

Visit the Slider’s Web site for more on schedule, tickets, or team information.

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