FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Expos American Legion baseball team announced its 2014 schedule. It’s going to be very busy.
The Expos have 56 games scheduled, not including postseason tournament play, to be contested in a 65-day period starting with its season opener May 16 against TC Legion, the program’s junior Legion team.
The team then hits the road for a doubleheader with the Chico Nuts on May 18.
In a news release, Expos manager Brad Hanson called the team’s 2014 slate of games “the most dynamic, intense, comprehensive and competitive game schedule to date and perhaps the best in all of amateur baseball. The challenges for our Fairfield Expos baseball team are endless for this upcoming summer and will take some real ballplayers to endure the intensity.”
The Expos have 32 different opponents lined up, including games with Redmond (Wash.) Chaffey, JG Baseball California, the Boise Gems, Reno Knights, San Jose Giants, Canyon Crushers (of Salem, Ore.) and the Petaluma Leghorns.
The team will also make its annual Oregon trips for tournaments in Roseburg and Medford, as well as play in a tournament in Reno and hold its own World Amateur Baseball Federation tournament.
The postseason begins with the Area 1 tournament in Laurel Creek Park (July 23-27), followed by the state tournament at Yountville (July 30-Aug. 3).
The Region 8 tournament is in Arizona and the American Legion World Series in Shelby, N.C.
The Expos also announced their roster, which includes Will Baker, Carter Bins, Jake Brandt, Jason Brasile, Christopher Bruner, Jack Gamba, Rylan Haney, Jake Hedrick, David Hostler, Anthony Kaleczyc, Matthew Lanza, Justin Lee, Cameron Michael, Nathan Minster, Troy Nixon, Chris Parodi, Jo Jo Quintanilla, JP San Antonio, Matthew Sherman, Payton Tyler and Garlind Webster.
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