Bowie Baysox Announce 2017 Home Schedule, April 13 Home Opener

There may still be a couple months remaining in the 2016 season, but on Monday, the AA Bowie Baysox announced their 2017 home schedule at Prince George's Stadium.

The Baltimore Orioles' AA affiliate announced the schedule via press release and will open their home slate in 2017 on Thursday, April 13 at 6:35 p.m. against the Harrisburg Senators.

In the press release, the Baysox laid out how the times will work for the majority of the home slate:
The Baysox will continue to hold games Monday through Thursday and Saturday at 6:35 p.m. from April through late June. However, the Baysox will play all Friday games during the 2017 season at 7:05 p.m. In July and August, the majority of games Monday through Thursday will be moved back to 7:05 p.m. All Saturday games will continue to be played at 6:35 p.m. and all Sunday home games will begin at 2:05 p.m. Exceptions to those times include five 11:05 a.m. games on Tuesday, May 2, Wednesday, May 3, Thursday, May 25, Thursday, June. 29 and Thursday, Aug. 10. The Baysox will also play at 2:05 p.m. on Easter Saturday, April 15.
In addition, the Baysox will have double-digit home games in each month between April-August with April (10) being the fewest.

An important thing to note is that in 2017, the Eastern League schedule is reducing from 142 games to 140, thus the Baysox will have 70 home games instead of 71 like they do this season.

The home finale will take place on Thursday, August 31 against the Trenton Thunder as the Baysox will finish the 2017 season just as they begin it, on the road.

Here is how the 2017 Baysox home schedule lays out by month and opponent:

April               13-15 Harrisburg
                        17-20 Richmond
                        28-30 Akron            
May                1-3     Erie
                        11-14 Richmond
                        19-21 Binghamton
                        22-25 Hartford
`                       30-6/1 Erie
June                2-4     Altoona
                        13-15 Reading
                        16-18 New Hampshire
                        26-29 Altoona
July                 4-6     Hartford
                        7-9     Richmond
                        20-23 Altoona
                        27-30 Akron
August            8-10  Harrisburg
                        11-13 Portland
            18-20 Erie
                        21-23 Reading
                        28-31 Trenton


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