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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

Sliders event kicks off long wait for Ypsilanti baseball

A rendering of baseball park at the city's Water Street site was presented to the community at the meet and greet last evening. The rendering was created by FX Architecture, of Royal Oak. Photo by Rendering and Design by FX Architecture

A rendering of baseball park at the city's Water Street site was presented to the community at the meet and greet last evening. The rendering was created by FX Architecture, of Royal Oak.

drawing of baseball stadium at Water Street presented

By Josh Curmi
Apr. 9, 2009    ·    4:22 p.m.

The Midwest Sliders of Ypsilanti hosted a meet and greet for all community members Wednesday, at Frenchie’s Restaurant in Depot Town. Community members were able to come and interact with team officials and players.

Team President Rob Hilliard was impressed with the turnout.

“We are very pleased," Hilliard said. "Young and old, men and women, baseball fever is setting.”

With a drawing of what a baseball stadium in downtown Ypsilanti may look like on display, the future of baseball was also a hot topic.

Architect Frank X. Arvan, with Royal Oak FX Architecture LLC, said the the ballpark at Water Street was designed to "fit into the historic context of Downtown Ypsilanti and to create a new civic experience for the City.

"Inspired by the simplicity and integrity of early 20th century millennium architecture, the new Park will be an active destination for Downtown visitors and have the latest in green construction materials and methods," he said.

Some “green” elements that could be incorporated into the park’s construction include: waterless urinals, recycled content roofing, minimal excavation - reuse spoils to balance the site, recycled content seating and recycled content turf. he also said most materials would be manufactured within 500 miles of the site.

"It's a building that's all about the public," he said.

Manager Eric Coleman feels this city will embrace a team to call their own, and is anxious for the season to start next month.

“The guys are excited, having a home is gratifying and a fan base behind them,” Coleman said. “The community has been great. I hope everyone comes and catches a game or two and gets a taste of good baseball.”

Hilliard feels that this will left the city, and give the people something to be proud of.

“We are just everyday people, we can relate to the economy,” he said. “We hope the fans can come to the ballpark and forget about their troubles.”

The Sliders home opener is May 20. All home games will be played at Eastern Michigan University’s Oestrike Stadium.

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