04/06/2018 3:19 PM -
Whiting, Ind. – April 6, 2018 – The Northwest Indiana Oilmen have officially announced the release of the 2018 schedule with the start of the team’s seventh season of baseball in Northwest Indiana right around the corner.
The Oilmen will start the year on Memorial Day – Monday, May 28 – with a visit to Crestwood to play the Panthers at 6 p.m. That begins a six-game road trip to open the season before the 2018 home opener occurs on Tuesday, June 5 against the rival Hounds.
In total, the Oilmen will play 23 road contests and 25 MCL regular season home games. They will host the 2018 MCL All-Star Game on Saturday, July 14 at 7:10 p.m.
In addition, the Oilmen will participate in the International Baseball Challenge Tournament at Oil City Stadium from July 17-22. The Oilmen will compete as Team North America in the event, which also features Team Serbia, Team Slovakia and Team Croatia.
The final home game of the regular season will be on Wednesday, July 25 against Joliet, while the overall regular season finale will be on Sunday, July 29 at DuPage County.
The MCL Playoffs will begin on Tuesday, July 31 and run through Sunday, Aug. 5. The top four teams in the league will qualify for the postseason, which will once again be comprised of two best-of-three series.