ST. JOSEPH, MO. -- The Three-Peat MINK League Champions will return to Phil Welch Stadium in 2023 as they chase for a 4th championship title in a row.
The Mustangs will begin with Fan Fest at Phil Welch Stadium on Tuesday, May 30th. This free, fan friendly experience is open to the general public. The team will conduct batting practice, on-field interviews, sign autographs, and more, at this annual event. Additional details on the event will be released on the team social media accounts and website.
The team will officially kick off the season at Phil Welch Stadium the following night for Mustangs Opening Day; Wednesday, May 31st. The season will open with the Mustangs hosting the Baldwin City Blues from Baldwin City, Kansas. The 9x MINK League Champions Mustangs will take the field at Phil Welch for 26 regular season home dates once again this year as the Mustangs. The MINK League All-Star game will be in Chillicothe, on July 9th. The MINK League playoffs will begin July 24, at locations TBD.
“There is nothing like summer in St. Joe at Phil Welch Stadium. It is two full months of just pure magic. The tradition of baseball blended in with some of the fun things that we do, maybe a fireworks show or dressing up like a dinosaur, home run derbies, or anything else that we dream up. St. Joe is a destination for collegiate baseball players all over the globe. Fans as well, last year we sold tickets to over 21 states, from California to Massachusetts, as well as a few international countries.” said Mustangs President Ky Turner.
Turner went on, “We are blessed to have such a great community that we have right here in St. Joseph, Missouri, and the surrounding area. That also includes the incredible job our manager, Johnny Coy, and his staff perform each summer. These talented players exemplify the spirit of St. Joseph each time they are in a game- you can’t ever count us out, no matter the score. Last year had so many dramatic and thrilling walk off victories. We don’t need to manufacture entertainment with Tiktoks on the field like other teams- these players play out their heart and soul for this team, and it is so refreshing to see. We do our best to blend family fun with the traditions of America’s pastime, and we’re excited to welcome you back in 2023.”
The Mustangs open MINK League player on Saturday, June 3rd. Additional highlights include the annual patriotic celebrations on both July 3, versus the Chillicothe Mudcats, and July 4th, against the Sedalia Bombers. The final home game of the regular season will be on Saturday, July 22nd.
New for 2023- the Mustangs Alumni will return to Phil Welch on Friday, July 7th. Many fan favorites will suit up, as the Alumni are former Mustangs players who have since graduated college. The team will take on a new opponent- the U.S. Military WarDogs. WarDogs Military Baseball takes the Military's best ball players and travels the US playing Major, Minor, and Collegiate teams in order to raise money and awareness for Veterans dealing with PTSD, suicide, unemployment, and disability.
For the full schedule, please visit www.stjoemustangs.com. Season tickets for the 2023 season can be purchased online through the team’s website or by calling 816.279.STJO (7856)