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Joplin Outlaws Prep for Season Opener

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The Joplin Outlaws will play their season opener on Friday night, hosting the Ozark Generals at 7:00 pm at Joe Becker Stadium.

The Outlaws finished last season 12-30 against MINK League opponents. This year, they're looking to bounce back with quite a few talented local guys on the roster. Eighteen of the thirty-three players listed on their roster have either played at a local high school or local college. (Click HERE to check out the team's full roster).

One of those local players is Kaleb DeLaTorre, who played his high school ball at Fort Scott High School and just finished up his 2nd season with the Neosho County Panthers in Chanute, KS. DeLaTorre also played with the Outlaws last summer. 

"Playing here at Joe Becker, we always have a good crowd," DeLaTorre says, "The city of Joplin really takes care of us while we play. It's a great environment that a lot of guys don't really get to play in and develop, in the summer especially."

The Outlaws will have a special guest throwing out the ceremonial first pitch on Friday night. 7-year-old Dawson Hirshey from Diamond, MIssouri, who was hospitalized after being hit in the face by a foul ball at a Missouri Southern game earlier this season, will throw out the first pitch Friday.

For the Outlaws' full schedule, click HERE.

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