Rossville Rattlers Announce 2013 Schedule

By: Rossville Rattlers PR
By: Rossville Rattlers PR

ROSSVILLE - The Rossville Rattlers Summer collegiate baseball team is excited to announce our schedule for the 2013 season.

After an exciting first season and a Runner-Up finish in the NBC Summer Nationals, the Rattlers have crafted a schedule that is full of experienced competition.

Highlighting the schedule are three contests against the Walter Johnson League Champion Topeka Golden Giants. The Golden Giants and the Rattlers split both games last season and look to build on the friendly rivalry this summer. Topeka makes it's first ever visit to Rossville on June 11th, while the Rattlers play in Topeka on June 18th and June 25th.

"I'm excited to face the Golden Giants again this season," said Rattlers President and Field Manager Brett Cowdin. "We have a history with that organization and a lot of respect for them. This is great for Summer Collegiate baseball in our area."

Junction City is back after a two-year absence, as the yet-to-be-named team has scheduled five home games and five road games with the Rattlers. With that many games between these two clubs, it should be the makings of a great rivalry.

The Rattlers are also welcoming in two teams from the Sooner Collegiate League this summer, the Tulsa Cardinals and Owasso Angels. The Cardinals come to Rossville on June 8th, while the Angels come in on June 21st and 22nd. Tulsa is the defending Sooner League Champion and made an appearance in the NBC World Series in Wichita this past summer.

The Rattlers will make two trips to St. Joseph, Missouri to take on the two-time defending MINK League Champion St. Joseph Mustangs. St. Joe finished 5th in the NBC World Series and is always a formidable opponent. The Rattlers will be the home opener for the Mustangs at Historic Phil Welch Stadium on May 31st. The Rattlers will return there on June 20th to complete the two-game season series.

The Kansas City Blues, 2012 Champions of the Ban Johnson League, will make their first trip to Rossville on June 7th. This will be the first time the Rattlers have faced an opponent from the Ban Johnson League.

Rossville will welcome back the Joplin Outlaws (MINK League), Lee's Summit Monarchs (2012 KCABA Champions) and Midwest Bruins (Independent) this summer. The Rattlers will travel to Joplin on June 4th and are slated to play at Joe Becker Stadium, which is celebrating it's 100th anniversary in 2013.

"Coming into our second season, we wanted to schedule several teams we haven't faced before and build on existing rivalries," said Rattlers General Manager David Streeter. "We've built good relationships with several college programs and are building a roster that will compete at the highest level this year."

The Rattlers are looking to possibly add up to five more home games, bringing the total number of home games to 20. Rossville will travel on the road a total of 10 times this upcoming season.

The team plans to participate in the NBC Summer Nationals in Topeka once again this summer. After placing second in the 19 and Under tournament last season, the team is ready for another run at a National Championship. We are also working on an exciting three-team series in July that area baseball fans will love, more details will follow as the series gets finalized.

"We are excited to get going this summer," Cowdin said. "We've put in some hard work into this program and it's starting to pay off."

2013 Rossville Rattlers Schedule

Day
Date
Away
Home
Start Time

Thursday
May 30th, 2013
Midwest Bruins
Rossville Rattlers
7:00 PM

Friday
May 31st, 2013
Rossville Rattlers
St. Joseph Mustangs
7:00 PM

Saturday
June 1st, 2013
Rossville Rattlers
Junction City
7:00 PM

Sunday
June 2nd, 2013
Rossville Rattlers
Junction City
7:00 PM

Tuesday
June 4th, 2013
Rossville Rattlers
Joplin Outlaws
7:00 PM

Thursday
June 6th, 2013
Junction City
Rossville Rattlers
7:00 PM

Friday
June 7th, 2013
Kansas City Blues
Rossville Rattlers
7:00 PM

Saturday
June 8th, 2013
Tulsa Cardinals
Rossville Rattlers
1:00 PM

Saturday
June 8th, 2013
Tulsa Cardinals
Rossville Rattlers
3:00 PM

Tuesday
June 11th, 2013
Topeka Golden Giants
Rossville Rattlers
7:00 PM

Thursday
June 13th, 2013
Junction City
Rossville Rattlers
7:00 PM

Friday
June 14th, 2013
Lee's Summit Monarchs
Rossville Rattlers
7:00 PM

Tuesday
June 18th, 2013
Rossville Rattlers
Topeka Golden Giants
6:55 PM

Thursday
June 20th, 2013
Rossville Rattlers
St. Joseph Mustangs
7:00 PM

Friday
June 21st, 2013
Owasso Angels
Rossville Rattlers
7:00 PM

Saturday
June 22nd, 2013
Owasso Angels
Rossville Rattlers
TBD

Saturday
June 22nd, 2013
Owasso Angels
Rossville Rattlers
TBD

Tuesday
June 25th, 2013
Rossville Rattlers
Topeka Golden Giants
6:55 PM

Thursday
June 27th, 2013
Rossville Rattlers
Junction City
7:00 PM

Friday
June 28th, 2013
Joplin Outlaws
Rossville Rattlers
7:00 PM

Saturday
June 29th, 2013
Rossville Rattlers
Junction City
7:00 PM

Thursday
July 4th, 2013
Junction City
Rossville Rattlers
6:00 PM

Friday
July 5th, 2013
Junction City
Rossville Rattlers
7:00 PM

Saturday
July 6th, 2013
Junction City
Rossville Rattlers
7:00 PM

Friday
July 19th, 2013
Rossville Rattlers
Junction City
7:00 PM


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