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Preview of 2022 Season Free for Fans on April 16

Lancaster, PA — The Lancaster Barnstormers are pleased to announce their annual Fan Fest, scheduled for Saturday, April 16 at 1:00 against the travelling Black Sox squad.

Fan Fest, a full day of free ballpark fun for the entire family, will be presented by Ephrata National Bank.

The day will start with kids scrambling to find a “piggy in the park.”  Several small piggy banks with a certificate to open a $25 savings account at Ephrata National Bank will be hidden around the ballpark for kids ages 2-11 to find.  Gates for these youngsters and their parents only will open at 11:30.

At noon, the Clipper Magazine Stadium gates will swing open for the general public.  As fans enter the gate, they will be presented with a 2022 Barnstormers magnet schedule, courtesy of Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster.

Prior to the Barnstormers taking the field, fans can hit the outfield for a friendly game of catch, and autographs will be available with manager Ross Peeples and his entire 2022 pre-season squad from 12:00-12:20 courtesy of Domino’s.

Throughout the afternoon, there will be performances from the cast of “Rock of Ages,” the production at Dutch Apple Dinner Theater that opens on April 22.  Kids may have their photos taken with the Easter Bunny.   AAA Central Penn will host a ShredIt event during the day for AAA members, and their mobile unit will be on hand to test car batteries, making certain that all get home safely.

Before families head home for the remainder of the Easter weekend celebration, kids can burn off that last bit of energy by running the bases, also courtesy of our friends at Domino’s.

“Fan Fest is an event for Barnstormers fans of all ages,” said general manager Mike Reynolds.  “We enjoy opening the stadium to the public for a sneak preview of the upcoming season and we hope to see thousands of members of the ‘Stormers Nation in attendance.”

Lancaster will play four other exhibition games.  The team will open the spring season on April 13, with a 1:00 pm home game against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs.  Then, the following day, they play a 2:00 game at People’s Bank Park in York.  The Barnstormers will take the field against the Black Sox on Friday the 15th at 1:00 and Monday, April 18 at Clipper Magazine Stadium against York.  Home Spring Training games are open to the public.

The Barnstormers will head to Gastonia, North Carolina to open the regular season on April 21 with a 6:15 game against the Honey Hunters.  They will be back in Lancaster for the home opener on Friday, April 29 with a 6:30 first pitch scheduled against the York Revolution.

Tickets are now on sale for all 2022 home games at LancasterBarnstormers.com.

About the Lancaster Barnstormers

The Lancaster Barnstormers are headed into their 18th year in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.  Home games are played at Ballpark Digest’s two-time Best Ballpark in MLB Partner League Baseball – Clipper Magazine Stadium in downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  Please call 717.509.HITS (4487) or visit www.lancasterbarnstormers.com for more information.

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

With teams throughout the Mid-Atlantic, the ALPB is a leader in baseball innovation and a player gateway to Major League Baseball. Through its exclusive partnership with MLB, the Atlantic League tests Major League Baseball rules and equipment initiatives. The Atlantic League has sent over 1,000 players to MLB organizations while drawing more than 44 million fans to its affordable, family-friendly ballparks throughout its 24-year history. For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com.