WILLIAMSPORT, PA – The Williamsport Crosscutters open their 15th Anniversary Season at Historic Bowman Field under new manager Nelson Prada, Tuesday, June 18 as they host the State College Spikes at 7:05pm.  Opening Night 2013 is presented by Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania & KISS 102-7.

Opening Night promotions include; free Crosscutters Schedule Magnets for the first 2,500 fans and an Outlaws Gear Trade-In.  Fans bringing in apparel from the ill-fated Williamsport Outlaws hockey team can trade it in for a new Cutters t-shirt.

After the game, fans will have the opportunity to win great prizes with Launch-a-Ball.

The game will be televised live on WNEP2-TV and broadcast on ESPN Radio Williamsport (1050AM/104.1FM)

Opening Night Schedule of Activities (subject to change)

5:30pm – VIP Gates open for season ticket holders

5:30pm –  Jay Vonada Trio playing outside the front gate at 5:30pm.

6:00pm – Main gates open

6:30pm – Pregame Live Interview w/manager Nelson Prada

6:40pm – Pregame speeches/presentations including a moment of silence for former Cutters co-owner John Schreyer and fans we lost in the past year

6:49pm –  Team Introductions & recognition of 15-year season ticket holders

6:54pm –  National Anthem performed by West Branch Chorus

6:57pm  – Managers & Umpires Meeting

7:00pm – Ceremonial 1st pitches by Loyalsock Lancer basketball coach Ron (CI) Insinger & sponsors

7:05pm – Crosscutters vs. State College Spikes!

Postgame – Launch-a-Ball

Box seat and general admission tickets for Opening Night are still available.  Fans may order online at crosscutters.com, via phone at (570) 326-3389 or in-person at Bowman Field Monday-Friday 9am-5pm and Tuesday (Opening Day) from 9am-3pm.  The box office will then open for the game at 5:30pm.

All Crosscutters ticket, schedule and promotional information can be found at www.crosscutters.com.