SUMMER RECREATION TAB Royals carry their winning ways into new season
The Rochester Royals baseball team will take the field, Mayo Field, again this year with a bright future based on a winning record. The Class B amateur baseball team, a member of the Southern Minny League, went into the playoffs with an unbeaten record but was eliminated with losses to Austin and Cold Springs.
The third-place finish came after two years of taking second-best in the state championship game.
The Royals open the 2002 season with a non-league home game against New Ulm at Mayo Field, off East Center Street just north of Mayo Civic Center.
Tickets for all home games are available at the gate for $3 for adults and $1 for children under 18.
Under league rules, all players must live within 24 miles of a team's home city. There are 48 teams statewide and five teams in the Southern Minny League.
In addition, there are two Class C amateur teams in Rochester, the Blues and the Roadrunners. The Blues play their first game this year, while the Roadrunners have a couple of seasons under their belt.
Royals home games
June 5 New Ulm 8 p.m.
June 7 (Home opener) Winona 7:30 p.m.
June 12 Owatonna 7:30 p.m.
June 19 Red Wing 7:30 p.m.
June 22 Rochester Blues 6 p.m.
June 23 Waseca 6 p.m.
June 29 Dundas 6 p.m.
July 1 Rochester A's 7 p.m.
July 4 Mpls. Angels 7 p.m.
July 17 Mankato 7:30 p.m.
July 20 Miesville 6 p.m.
July 21 Austin 6 p.m.
July 26 Apple Valley 7:30 p.m.
July 31 Albert Lea 7:30 p.m.
Playoffs: To be announced