JAMESTOWN – Baseball fans in Jamestown will soon be able to return to the ballpark, if team leaders with the Jamestown Tarp Skunks have their way.
On Monday, the team released their schedule for the year, with back-to-back home games the second week of June.
Jacob Kindberg, the team’s Director of Business Operations, is hopeful that after a year shutdown due to COVID-19, they can not only resume play but get fans back in the stands.
“We are confident that we will be able to have a good number of people in our ballpark this summer and of course do it safely following all state and health guidelines,” said Kindberg.
Not only is Kindberg aiming to offer a safe summertime activity for local families, but an affordable one as well.
“A family of four can go to the ballpark for $20 for three hours of baseball entertainment,” he said. “That’s as affordable as it’s going to get and definitely cheaper than going to the movies.”
Jamestown has a long history of successful baseball at Russell E. Diethrick Jr. Park, and this year, the team will honor the sport’s legacy on the 80th anniversary of the ballpark.
“Russ Diethrick, he’s a baseball lifer and has always been a huge proponent of baseball in Jamestown,” explained Kindberg. “Whether it was youth, professional, adult, any type of baseball, he was involved. He’s been a great steward for the city and guiding us through the many affiliations we’ve had over the years.”
This is the first time the team will play under the new Tarp Skunk branding after the Jamestown Jammers management moved to Milwaukee in 2018.
For information about this year’s season visit tarpskunks.com.