Opening Day Matchup On Deck

NEW CARLISLE - The New Carlisle Newts will open up their 11th season of play in the Old Republic Wiffleball League on Friday night at Migley Field.

The reigning ORWBL Champions will host the defending National League West Division Champions, as the Galena Marsh Taco Punchers come to town for a three-game weekend series. First pitch is slated for 6:05pm ET.

Garrett Curless will take the mound for the Newts, expected to face off against fellow southpaw and 2016 NL Cy Young winner Jared Emmons. Winds are expected to be blowing out of the north, in the 10-15 mph range, setting up for ideal pitching conditions.

Prior to the game, the Newts will receive their 2016 ORWBL Championship rings and will also unveil the franchise's third title banner. Twenty-five rings will be awarded to members of the 2016 team, franchise alumni, and front office staff.

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