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Semi-pro baseball team coming to Prescott
Montezuma Federals will occupy Roughrider Park starting May 19
The Montezuma Federals, a start-up team in the Freedom Pro Baseball League, is set to start its season as early as May 19. The semi-pro baseball team will play its games at Roughrider Park on the campus of Yavapai College in Prescott.
The Montezuma Federals, a start-up team in the Freedom Pro Baseball League, is set to start its season as early as May 19. The semi-pro baseball team will play its games at Roughrider Park on the campus of Yavapai College in Prescott.
Matt Hinshaw/The Daily Courier
Matt Hinshaw/The Daily Courier

Peter Marx
The Daily Courier


For those of you who crave summer baseball but never want to make the drive down to the unbearably-hot Valley, there could be an alternative entertainment solution coming to the area this spring.

A semi-pro baseball team is scheduled to move to Prescott and start its season May 19, according to a press release obtained from The Freedom Pro Baseball league, a start-up organization entering its first season.

The league says it will have four teams this season with two more being added in 2013.

Prescott's team name will be The Montezuma Federals. The Federals have agreed with Yavapai College to play their home games at Roughrider Park, according to YC assistaint athletic director Brad Clifford.

No modifications will be made to the stadium, except for additional fencing and possibly some lighting, Clifford added.

The Roughrider baseball team plays its final home game May 12, so the two teams' schedules would not conflict.

The other three teams that will play in the league this season are the Arizona Centennials (Scottsdale), Copper State Prospectors (East Valley) and the Sonoran Explorers (West Valley). The Western Wranglers and Grand Canyon Pioneers will start next year.

The season is scheduled to run through Sept. 21.

A league general manager has been selected and will be announced later this month, the press release stated. The League is also currently interviewing for team managers, coaches, as well as other positions.

Player tryouts will be held April 9-10 and 21-22 at Scottsdale Stadium.

League officials have not returned the Courier's phone calls for comment.

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