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Islanders to begin preseason workouts Sunday

April 8th, 2010

It’s back to baseball for Gaylord’s amateur team. The Islanders will begin preparing for their 2010 campaign this Sunday with a practice at Walsh Field.

Gaylord manager Mike Walsh reported this week that the team will practice each Sunday until it opens the season on May 9th. Practice sessions will begin at 2:30 p.m. Walsh invites anyone interested in playing amateur ball to attend the workouts.

The Islanders will kick off off their 2010 schedule by hosting Winthrop on Sunday, May 9th. Gaylord opens the season with three straight home games.

Gaylord will again participate in the River Valley League. The Islanders will be in a division with Arlington, Fairfax, Winthrop and St. Peter.

River Valley League’s other Class C division will consist of Chanhassen, Belle Plaine, Le Sueur, Waconia and Henderson.

The River Valley League will kick off its season Saturday, May 8th when its all-stars face the St. Paul Saints at Chaska.

Gaylord manager Mike Walsh says the Islanders will “pretty much field the same team” as it did a year ago. One question mark, according to Walsh, was centerfielder Collin Grams. Walsh said Grams may opt to play closer to where he lives this summer.

A 23 game schedule is on tap for Gaylord’s Islanders in 2010. The baseball association will hosts its annual hog roast event on Friday, June 25th.

A new twist to the schedule is the Miller High Life Invitational being co-hosted by Gaylord and Arlington. Teams in that four day tournament, scheduled to begin July 8th, include: Brownton, St. Benedict, Wilmont, St. Cloud Ortho., St. Patrick, Lamberton, Henderson, St. Patrick, Hanska, Lake Crystal, Owatonna, Windom, Raymond and Fort Ripley.

Gaylord Islanders 2010 Schedule
May 9 vs Winthrop (2:00)
May 14 vs Glencoe (7:30)
May 16 vs Shakopee (6:00)
May 23 @ St. Peter (2:00)
May 26 @ Brownton (7:30)
June 4 @ Arlington (7:30)
June 8 vs Mankato (7:30)
June 11 vs Henderson (7:30)
June 12 vs Jordan (6:00)
June 13 @ Fairfax (2:00)
June 13 @ Bird Island (6:00)
June 15 @ Victoria (7:30)
June 18 @ Le Sueur (7:30)
June 20 vs Chaska (6:00)
June 22 vs Fairfax (7:30)
June 25 vs Arlington (7:30) Hog Roast night
June 27 vs St. Peter (6:00)
July 1 @ Prior Lake (7:30)
July 6 @ Chanhassen (7:30)
July 8 vs St. Patrick at Arlington (8:00)
July 9 – Tournament (TBD)
July 10 – Tournament (TBD)
July 11 – Tournament (TBD)
July 13 vs Belle Plaine (7:30)
July 16 @ Waconia (7:30)
July 18 @ Winthrop (2:00)
July 21 – Playoffs begin

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