Prospect League Announces Expansion to Nashville

PRESS RELEASE - The Nashville Outlaws baseball team was introduced today as the newest members of the Prospect League to begin play this summer. The Outlaws take the field in June and play 56 games through August which, 28 games will be played in Nashville. The Outlaws home games will be played at Hawkins Field on the campus of Vanderbilt University.

The team is owned by Nashville Baseball Club LLC, which consists of three Nashville baseball executives, Brandon Vonderharr, Jason Bennett, and Chris Snyder who collectively have entertained more than 3.5 million baseball fans in the Nashville community over the past decade.

“We are excited to bring the Prospect League to Nashville. Major League Scouts and College prospects value the Prospect League as a way to showcase college talent using traditional wood bats. It is an entertaining brand of baseball that the community will enjoy in the fan friendly venue of Hawkins Field,” said Brandon Vonderharr the Nashville Outlaws President and General Manager.

The Nashville Outlaws name is a tribute to Nashville’s music community and specifically the country artists that forged their own path and developed their own sound that resonated with the public.

The Prospect League, formerly known as the Central Illinois Collegiate League (CICL), has roots dating back to 1963 and has showcased Major League stars like Mike Schmidt, Kirby Puckett, Ryan Howard, and Jonathan Papelbon. With its family-oriented promotions and affordable ticket prices, the Prospect League is one of the fastest growing and most recognized summer baseball leagues in the country. Team rosters are comprised solely of players who have completed one year of college and who still have college eligibility remaining.

“Nashville had everything the league was looking for when discussing expansion,” said Bryan Wickline the Prospect League President. “Nashville has a rich baseball history, a terrific venue in Hawkins Field, and experienced ownership to make the Nashville Outlaws a successful franchise in our league.”

The Nashville Outlaw Movement begins today, and reserved seat season tickets are available for just $175. Fans can become Original Outlaws and secure their seats for the 2010 Nashville Outlaw season at http://www.nashvilleoutlaws.com or by contacting the Nashville Outlaws office at 615-866-1040.

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