WEYMOUTH, Mass – The lead up to the 2019 season has been an exciting one. Many of the teams have had front office and managerial changes since the end of the 2018 season. The league has aslo added a new team, the Westfield Starfires, owned by Chris Thompson and Don Moorhouse, to remain at seven teams for 2019. Wednesday, May 29th marks the beginning of the 2019 season, the ninth is league history.
With seven teams in the league this season, most days will see three games while one gets an off day. To open the season, four teams will face off. The Brockton Rox travel to Nashua to take on the Silver Knights while the new guys, Westfield Starfires, travel to Bristol, Connecticut to take on the Bristol Blues. Both games begin at 7pm.
Taking a look at both matchups, the Rox finished the 2018 season with a 27-29 record while the Silver Knights finished a spot below the Rox in the standings at 21-32.
In Bristol, the Starfires will be playing their first game with manager Bill Sandillo at the helm. The Blues were one of three teams in 2018 to finish with a record above .500, as they finished third in the regular season with a 29-23 record.
Taking a look ahead at the rest of opening week, the Pittsfield Suns, 20-31 in 2018, host Bristol in their season and home opener Thursday evening at Wahconah Park. North Shore Navigators will also open their season tomorrow on the road against Brockton at Campanelli Stadium. The 2018 co-champion Worcester Bravehearts, 33-19 in 2018, will host Nashua in their opener Thursday evening at Fitton Field.
Though they open their inaugural season on the road Wednesday in Bristol, the Starfires will have all day Thursday to prepare for their home opener on Friday evening as they will host Pittsfield at 6:30.
For more schedule and team information please visit our website, the futuresleague.com. To buy tickets and for directions to parks please visit the individual team websites which can be found at The Futures League Website.
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