Sox Announce 2016 Schedule
The Prospect League and the Butler BlueSox have announced their schedule for the 2016 summer. Opening Day will be on Thursday, May 26 and each team will once again play a 60-game schedule over eleven weeks through early August.
The BlueSox eighth campaign will kick off with nine games at the KAP in the season's first 12 days. It will feature at least one Friday, Saturday, or Sunday home game every week of the season.
"Coaches have told our field managers and teams that sixty games is the right length of season. With our 28-man roster, we carry enough pitchers to work that number of games safely, and hitters always want another at-bat," said Bryan Wickline, Commissioner of the Prospect League. "We pride ourselves on developing our players and accomplishing the mission given to us by the college coaches."
Both Lafayette and Kokomo, IN will join the east division along with standing members Chillicothe and Springfield, OH, Beckley, WV, and Butler. The West Division will include Danville, Hannibal, Lisle, Terre Haute, Quincy, and Springfield.
Kokomo will host the League's All-Star Game in mid-July. The post-season will begin on August 7 and conclude on the 14th.