2022 News

Thank YOU for a Great 20th Season in 2022!
To our players, our staff, our interns, our employees, our sponsors, our vendors and the BEST fans in the Frontier League, THANK YOU for helping us have a GREAT 20th Season in 2022! Click the link to see a video we released on social media!

Washington's 2022 Comes to a Close With Game 2 Loss
The Washington Wild Things fell to the Schaumburg Boomers in Game 2 Sunday night, thus ending the 2022 campaign.

FLDS Game 2 Preview: Series Shifts to Washington
The Wild Things look to even the best-of-three series in Washington Sunday night.

Schaumburg's Early Offense Drops Washington in Game 1 of FLDS
The Wild Things dropped game one to the Schaumburg Boomers on the road in the best-of-three FLDS by a final of 11-2 after the Boomers' bats were lively early in the contest. The Wild Things now face a must-win game 2 Sunday at home to stay alive.

FLDS Preview: Game 1 vs Schaumburg
The Washington Wild Things' 11th playoff appearance begins today with game one the 2022 West Frontier League Division Series. Preview the game and check out today's game notes by clicking into the story.

Brocato's Sac Fly Walks Off Regular Season Finale
Anthony Brocato's sacrifice fly that scored Cole Brannen won the regular-season finale for Washington and gave them, with a tiebreaker, the best record in the league after 96 games. The playoffs are next.

Cabrera Pitches Into Ninth in Middle-Game Victory
Washington's Sandro Cabrera posted 11 strikeouts to match a career high and pitched into the ninth inning as the Wild Things took the middle game, their fifth win in a row, 5-2.

Washington's Offensive Roll Continues in Win Over Bolts
Washington took down Windy City 8-2 in the series opener Friday, running its win streak to four games. Washington is now a game back of first in the league standings.

Washington Topples Evansville to Complete Sweep
The Wild Things completed their sixth sweep of the season by knocking off Evansville 9-1 Thursday in Washington.

Organization Receives Multiple Postseason Awards from FL
Three club members and the organization received post-season awards as the league announced the awards today.

Wild Things Win Tight Middle Game With Evansville
Behind strong pitching and a two-run blast from Anthony Brocato, the Wild Things snapped a three-series skid and took the series with a middle-game win over Evansville.

Washington Clinches West Division With Series-Opening Win
The Washington Wild Things took the series opener with the Evansville Otters and clinched the West Division crown Tuesday at Wild Things Park.

Washington Swept For First Time, West Magic # Drops to 1
Washington got the help it needed from Florence as the Y'alls beat Evansville, but the Wild Things couldn't break the funk, falling for a fifth-straight game to end the road trip. The West can be won with one win against Evansville this week.

Four-Run Fourth Lifts Lake Erie to Victory in Middle Game
Washington's offensive struggles continued Saturday at Mercy Health Stadium as the Wild Things dropped the middle game 5-2, and have lost the series. They'll look to bounce back tomorrow in the finale.

Washington Drops Pitchers' Duel in Series Opener
A stagnant night offensively and good pitching on both sides led to a 2-1 finish at Mercy Health Stadium and the Crushers came out on top.

Washingtons Falls on Walk Off in Finale in Schaumburg
The Wild Things dropped the rubber game thanks to Chase Dawson's walk-off grand slam on a 3-2 pitch with two outs in the ninth.

Wild Things Clinch Playoff Berth Despite Middle Game Loss
Washington is in, but a chance to get closer to the West Division crown was lost by a two-run eighth for the Boomers in the middle game. The series will conclude tomorrow night.

Washington Knocking On the Door of Playoffs With Series Opening Win
The Washington Wild Things took the opener in Schaumburg and with it decreased their West magic number to three alone and with help from Evansville and the win, got their playoff magic number down to 1 Tuesday night.

Washington Avoids Sweep, Inches Closer to Playoff Berth
The Wild Things salvaged a game in the series at home against Evansville, capitalizing on a five-run first inning Sunday at Wild Things Park. The playoff magic number is now 3 and the West magic number is 5.

Wild Things Drop Middle Game, Lose Series
Washington dropped the middle game to two eighth-inning runs for the Otters and with it, dropped their first series since prior to the All-Star break.

Wild Things Shut Out in Opener of Series, Magic Numbers Stay Put
The Washington Wild Things were shutout for the only the second time this season in Friday's series opener with the Otters. The magic numbers stay put at 6 for the division and five for the playoffs.

Washington Inches Closer to West Title, Playoff Berth With Series Win
The Wild Things took the finale and rubber game against the Y'alls on Hector Roa's eighth-inning RBI single, 3-2. The magic numbers have come down.

All Runs Come in on HRs, Washington Drops Middle Game
Four different players combined to hit five home runs and account for all of the scoring in Wednesday's middle game. Florence came out victorious, 4-3.

Washington Falls Behind, Comes Back Stronger to Take Series Opener
The Wild Things trailed 3-0 but stormed back and scored in four-straight frames to take the lead and win the series opener against the Y'alls, who the club has now won eight in a row against.

Washington Drops Series Finale, Finishes 5-1 on Road Trip
The Washington Wild Things watched Gateway plate eight in the first inning and fought back, but couldn't get all the way back as they dropped the finale at the Grizzlies, 9-6.

Washington Holds on to Tight Middle Game in Sauget
Washington took the middle game 4-3 over the Gateway Grizzlies and with it, earned its eighth-consecutive series win.

The Storybook Has Another Milestone Chapter!
The Washington Wild Things are the fastest team in Frontier League history to 1,000 wins. The milestone win came Friday, August 12 at Gateway, in Washington's 1,874th game in club history.

Wild Things Become Fastest Team to 1K Wins in FL History
With a 6-4 victory in Sauget Friday night, the Washington Wild Things have become the fastest team to 1,000 wins in league history, getting to the milestone in 1,874 games. The win is also the fifth in a row for the first-place club.

Washington Completes Road Sweep, Wins No. 999 as a Club
The Wild Things have reached the brink of history, as they grabbed win No. 999 as a franchise with a sweep-clinching win over Florence Thursday, 12-4.

Washington Outlasts Florence in Extras, Wins No. 998 as a Club
In the 10th, Washington plated four runs to take the middle game with Florence, 6-2. It's win No. 998 for the Wild Things as a franchise, and gives them a series win for the seventh-straight series.

Mang's 3-Run HR Lifts Wild Things to Rain-Shortened Win
Jared Mang's three-run homer in the sixth was the difference in the run column as Washington knocked off Florence in eight innings due to rain in the series opener.

Wild Things Hang On in Rubber Game, Earn Series Win
Washington led 6-0, saw it shrink to 6-5 but held on and took the series against the Crushers for their sixth-straight series victory.

Washington Strands 14 in Defeat, Doesn't Lose Standing in West
Despite 14 runners left on base and a tough night no matter how one can dice it, Washington still sits in first by 5.5 games in the West and had its playoff magic number shrink tonight.

Sandro Cabrera Picked Up By Marlins' Organization
For the first time in franchise history the Miami Marlins have purchased a player's contract from the Wild Things' roster. LHP Sandro Cabrera is headed to the Marlins after making 13 starts for us this season.

Wild Things Take Series Opener in 4 Hour Affair
The Wild Things used seven runs in the first three innings and a sixth-inning tally to hold on and defeat the Crushers 8-7 in Friday's series opener.

Washington Wins Series Behind Dominance From Kobe Foster
The Wild Things won 2-0 in the finale against Gateway behind seven shutout frames from Kobe Foster and good relief work from Lukas Young and Isaac Mattson.

Washington Evens Series, Tom Vaeth Gets 100th Win
Washington won to even the series with the Grizzlies behind strong pitching and nine unanswered runs. The win is Tom Vaeth's 100th as a Wild Thing, making him the third fastest manager in club history to 100 wins.

Washington Suffers Series-Opening Defeat Versus Gateway
The Wild Things managed just one hit, as Gateway starter Lukas Veinbergs no hit Washington into the ninth before Jared Mang's double broke up the bid. Washington ended up bringing the tying runner to the plate, but fell.

Washington Wins in Sudden Death to Sweep Capitales
Washington used three Lukas Young scoreless innings of work to defeat Québec in the series finale and earn the sweep.

Washington Grabs Series With Capitales With Saturday Win
The Wild Things upended Québec 8-3 to take the series with the East-Division-leading Capitales. Now Washington goes for the sweep tomorrow.

Washington Downs Québec in Series Opener
In the first home game for Washington since July 10, the Wild Things knocked off Québec 6-2, in a battle of the two first-place teams int he league.

Wild Things Earn Series Win, Winning Trip North in Finale
Washington trailed 2-0 but fought back and then held on to win the series with Ottawa to close a string of 12-straight road games. Now the First Place Thangz return home for a nine-game homestand.

Ottawa Walks Off in Middle Game, Evens Set
With a four-run ninth, the Titans came back in the middle game to win 6-5 and even the series. It's Washington first loss of the year (33-1) when leading after eight innings.

Daren Osby Dazzles, Wild Things Score Early En Route to Win
Daren Osby allowed just two runs over seven strong innings behind a good offensive start for Washington in the series opener at Ottawa, as the Wild Things got back to 17 games over .500 Tuesday night.

A Reflection on All-Star Week: On and Off the Field
This past week, Washington hosted the festivities for the 2022 Frontier League All-Star Game, presented by The Coury Firm and things went really well, on and off the field.

Aigles Salvage a Game as Washington Bats Go A Bit Quiet
The Wild Things had three hits and scored twice in the second but managed just three hits after that, falling in the finale against Trois-Rivières, 4-2. Washington still won the series, 2 games to 1.

Washington Routs Aigles to Clinch Series Win
A 10-run victory Saturday clinched a series win in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada for the Wild Things, as they upended the Aigles 13-3.

Wild Things Take First Meeting with Aigles, Score 12 in 6th
A 12-run sixth inning proved pivotal in a 15-12 defeat of the Aigles as the two met for the first time ever Friday night.

East Upends West, Takes 2022 FL All-Star Game
It was the East stars that shined bright to wrap a great week of All-Star festivities in Washington, with the East winning 8-1 over the West at Wild Things Park.

Late Offense Wins Finale for Washington
The Wild Things scored six runs in the seventh and eighth combined and won the series in Evansville as the league breaks for the All-Star break and game in Washington this week.

Wild Things Shutout Otters to Even Series
Washington shutout the Otters in the middle game to even the series in Evansville.

2nd Three Rivers Celebrity Softball Game a Huge Success
A huge crowd, all kinds of great play and a successful night as the 2nd Annual Three Rivers Celebrity Softball, presented by The Coury Firm, was a huge success on and off the field, benefitting The Heyward House.

Missed Opportunities Define Series Opening Loss at Evansville
The Wild Things left 15 men on base and lost 6-2 despite out-hitting the Evansville Otters. The result of the series opener pulls Evansville and Washington into a tie for first place in the West.

Washington Bats Sputter in Series Finale Loss to Grizzlies
Washington dropped the series finale with only five hits and despite allowing only three in a game defined by good pitching and three long balls.

Wild Things Now Have 8 All Stars, Staff Will Lead West Division
The Wild Things now have EIGHT All Stars so far on the West Division All-Star team, including two, Nick Ward and Wagner Lagrange that will start the game Wednesday, July 20 at Wild Things Park.

Wild Things Slug Way to Win in Middle Game in Sauget
With 10 runs in the first four innings, Washington evened the series against the Grizzlies. The lead in the West is back to a full game.

Comeback Effort Falls 180 Feet Short in Series Opener
Washington saw two leads go away but fought until the end of Tuesday's series opener against the Grizzlies in Sauget, getting the tying run to second but couldn't complete.

Washington Drops Finale, Still in First
Joliet scored the first 10 runs of the rubber game and won 10-3, despite a Washington flurry in the bottom of the ninth. The Wild Things remain in first in the West Division as they hit the road before the break.

Washington Shuts Out Joliet for 2nd Time in 2022 to Even Set
With their sixth shutout of the season, the Wild Things defeated Joliet 3-0 to even the weekend series.

Three Rivers Celebrity Softball Game A Week Away
The 2nd Annual Three Rivers Celebrity Softball Game, presented by The Coury Firm and hosted by Dorin Dickerson, is just one week away.

Wild Things Bats Go Quiet in Series Opener With Slammers
Washington managed just five hits in the series opener with Joliet, as the Wild Things suffered defeat for the 17th time in 49 games this season, 7-2 at the hands of the Slammers Friday at Wild Things Park.

Windy City Takes Finale, Washington Still in First
The first half of the season finished with a Washington one-run loss, but the Wild Things finish the first 48 games at 32-16.

Washington Wins Well-Pitched Middle Game
Behind a strong start from Sandro Cabrera, good bullpen work and a three-run fifth, Washington clinched its 13th series victory of the year in the middle game with Windy City.

Things Provide Fireworks On & Off Field on Fourth of July
The Wild Things trailed 4-0 after a half inning but stormed back to score seven in the bottom half of the first before pulling away in the series opener in front of a great Fourth of July crowd at Wild Things Park.

Wild Things Drop Finale, Finish Week 5-1
With a 5-1 loss in Avon Sunday, Washington lost its first game of the week and had a five-game win streak snapped. Washington returns home 30-15, still atop the West.

Washington Sweeps Twinbill Behind Outstanding Mound Work
The Wild Things allowed just one run in 14 innings of work on the hill in Saturday's doubleheader at Lake Erie en route to becoming the first Frontier League squad to 30 wins in 2022.

Series Opener in Avon PPD, DH Scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday
Tomorrow, the Wild Things will play two in Lake Erie after their series opener with the Crushers was postponed due to rain Friday in Avon.

Wild Things Sweep Y'alls on Stranger Things Night
Washington escaped the Upside Down and swept the series against the Y'alls with a 7-6 win in the series finale on Stranger Things Night at Wild Things Park.

Washington Scores Five Late to Pad Early Lead in Middle Game
The Wild Things scored the first seven and the final five runs of the middle game, and won 12-6 to win the series before the finale on Stranger Things Night tomorrow.

Washington Wins Pitchers' Duel in Series Opener With Florence
Behind a strong start from Kobe Foster and scoreless relief work from Christian James, Kenny Pierson, Eric Mock and Lukas Young, the Wild Things used an Andrew Czech 7th-inning blast to win the series opener with the Y'alls.

Three Rivers Celebrity Softball Game pres. by The Coury Firm
The 2nd Annual Three Rivers Celebrity Softball Game, pres. by The Coury Firm landing page. The event will again be hosted by Dorin Dickerson & benefit The Heyward House. Check this story for updates.

Wild Things' Series Win Streak Snapped at 10 Sunday
Washington dropped the rubber game at Windy City and lost a series for the first time since May 17-19 with the defeat. The Wild Things are still 25-14 and 2.5 games up in the West Division.

Washington Loses Early Lead as Bolts Even Series
The ThunderBolts battled back from down 4-0 and 5-2 and scored the final five runs of the game and took the middle game of the series at Ozinga Field.

Washington Routs Windy City in Series Opener Friday
Behind 16 runs and a strong start from Sandro Cabrera, the Wild Things became the second team to 25 wins in the Frontier League this season Friday with a 16-2 victory in their meeting with Windy City, the first between the two since 2019.

Wild Things Earn Sweep of Crushers to Wrap Short Homestand
Washington won 7-4 against Lake Erie after building an early lead, as Rob Whalen earned his sixth-straight win and seventh overall behind four early runs for the Wild Things.

Washington Clinches 10th Straight Series Victory Against Lake Erie
Washington won its 10th-straight series with a middle-game victory over the Crushers Wednesday at Wild Things Park.

Scotty Dubrule's Walk-Off, Two-Run Single Provides Splash on Tuesday
After trailing 4-2 entering the bottom of the ninth, Washington fought back to take the series opener with the Crushers 5-4 on Scotty Dubrule's walk-off, two-run base hit to left center.

Consistent Schaumburg Offense Helps Boomers Salvage Finale
Washington won the series over the weekend but suffered a 13-6 loss Sunday in the finale thanks to consistent offense for the home team. The Wild Things now return home for a weekday series with Lake Erie.

Washington Walks Off in Sudden Death to Win 9th-Straight Series
Jared Mang had three hits, but the biggest one came in sudden death, as his second double of the game plated Shemar Page and lifted Washington to its ninth-straight series win Saturday in Schaumburg.

Wild Things Score Three in Fifth, Get Strong Start in Series Opening Win
Rob Whalen became the first Wild Things' pitcher to work eight innings in a start this season, earning his sixth win of the year behind a strong fifth from the offense in Schaumburg.

Washington Scores 13 in Final Third of Rubber Game to Win
The eighth-straight series win for Washington was in jeopardy for a while, but 13 runs in the final three frames did the trick in Joliet.

Washington Belts Four Homers, Cruises to Middle Game Win
The Wild Things hit four homers, Scotty Dubrule drove in six runs, matching a franchise single-game record and Tom Hart picked up his first win of the year in the middle game.

Early Joliet Outburst Too Much In Series Opener
Joliet scored the first seven runs of the contest and continued to pile on early, scoring in each of the first five innings en route to a win in the series opener, 13-4 over Washington.

Jared Mang, Wagner Lagrange Play Hero in Rubber Game
Jared Mang's two-run homer in the ninth followed by Wagner Lagrange's walk-off double lifted Washington to its seventh-straight series win Sunday at Wild Things Park against the Boomers.

Hayden Pearce Headed to Cincinnati Reds Organization
For the 46th time in franchise history, the Wild Things have sold the contract of a player to an MLB organization. Hayden Pearce is headed to the Reds after a strong start to his first season in Washington.

Big Schaumburg Second Dooms Wild Things in Middle Game
The Boomers scored seven times in the second inning and evened the weekend series Saturday in Washington.

Washington Shuts Out Boomers, Hits Three Homers in Win
The Wild Things earned their third shutout of the season in the series opener against Schaumburg. Andrew Czech also homered twice and Nick Ward hit a two-run shot.

Dubrule's Pinch-Hit, Two-Run Single Lifts Washington to Win in Rubber Game
The Washington Wild Things fought back from three-different deficits to win the rubber game in Washington. The win earns the sixth-straight series win for the team as the weekend brings the Boomers to town.

Washington Wins on Passed Ball in 10 Innings
A passed ball in the 10th inning brought in Chris Eusay as the international tie-breaker rule runner and allowed Washington to even the series.

Washington Drops Rain-Soaked Series Opener to 'Cats
The Wild Things lost the series opener to the Tri-City ValleyCats at Wild Things Park.

Jacob Dempsey to be Inducted Into FL Hall of Fame
The prolific and feared hitter Jacob Dempsey (2008-2010) is headed to the Hall of Fame. He'll be among those inducted in the Frontier League Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2022. Read more now by clicking the headline to the league's release.

Big First Too Much to Come Back From in Road Trip Finale
Joliet plated five in the first, and despite some chances, Washington failed to come back in the finale, but still took the series against the Slammers.

Wild Things Shutout Joliet, Clinch Series Win Saturday
The Wild Things used five pitchers to shutout the Slammers and allow just three hits for the second-straight contest en route to their third-straight win.

Whalen, Pilarski, Young Lead Way to Pitchers' Duel Win
The combined efforts of Rob Whalen, Jake Pilarski and Lukas Young were enough to keep the two second-inning runs by Washington as the difference in the opener in Joliet.

Walters' 4 RBI, Pearce's 9 K Lead Washington to Series Win
The Wild Things got a strong start from Hayden Pearce and a four-RBI night from Ian Walters en route to taking the series in Florence against the Y'alls by a final of 6-3.

Florence's Brocato Homers Late, Wild Things Drop Middle Game
The Wild Things fought back to tie things at 4-4 in the sixth but ultimately fell thanks to late-game heroics from Anthony Brocato in the middle game in Florence.

Wild Things Hold On to Late Lead in Series Opener
After a Florence grand slam in the bottom of the eighth made it a one-run game, Lukas Young slammed the door to close the series opener.

Whalen Dazzles as Wild Things Take Series Over Jackals
Rob Whalen took a no-no into the sixth before earning his third win of the season as the Wild Things took the finale of the long homestand to move to 9-6.

Hector Roa Becomes Wild Things' Home Run King in Loss
With his second-inning home run, Hector Roa moved past his tie with Jacob Dempsey on the all-time Wild Things' career home run charts. Washington ended up falling in the middle game to the Jackals, 10-4.

Wild Things Race to 11-0 Lead, Win 13-7 in Opener
The Washington Wild Things raced out to an 11-0 lead and ended up taking the opener against the Jackals, 13-7.

Wild Things Run Away With Series Finale Late
The Washington Wild Things scored three in the first and five in the eighth to pull away from the ValleyCats in the series finale. With the win, Washington took the series.

Middle Game Goes to Sudden Death, Thing's Win Streak Ends
The middle game with Tri-City went to sudden death, the Frontier League's new 11th inning tiebreaker, and the 'Cats scored a 2-1 road walk-off win to even the set.

Wild Things Ride Early Lead to Victory in Series Opener
The Wild Things plated nine runs in the first two innings and hit three homers, two of which came from Wagner Lagrange, en route to a series-opening win.

Washington Routs Empire State to Sweep Weekend Series
The Wild Things routed Empire State 19-6 Sunday to earn their first sweep of the season. The homestand will continue Tuesday against the Tri-City ValleyCats.

Ramon Osuna's 8th Inning HR Lifts Wild Things to Series Win
Ramon Osuna's eighth-inning go-ahead homer lifted Washington to a series win against the Greys Saturday at Wild Things Park.

Washington Takes Opener Behind Early Offense and Pitching
The Wild Things scored eight runs in the first four innings and got seven shutout innings from Sandro Cabrera en route to a victory in the series opener against Empire State.

Wild Things Blowout Miners to Snap Skid
The Washington Wild Things pounded out 20 hits and 18 runs in the series finale against the Sussex County Miners en route to a win to snap their four-game skid.

Kids Fest, Pres. By Clearview, Added to Celeb Softball Lineup
The Washington Wild Things, along with Clearview Federal Credit Union, have announced the addition of Kids Fest to the lineup for the Three Rivers Celebrity Softball Game, pres. by The Coury Firm, Saturday, July 16.

Washington Falls in Middle Game, Looks to Salvage Thursday
The Wild Things were upended 7-1 by the Miners in the middle game of their first road series of the season and will now look to grab one in the finale before their upcoming nine-game homestand.

Wild Things Drop Series Opener in 10 Innings at Sussex County
The Sussex County Miners won in 10 tonight in the series opener between them and the Wild Things after Washington clawed back to tie it late.

Wild Things Fall in Competitive Rubber Game
The Washington Wild Things fell to the New York Boulders in a competitive rubber game Sunday at Wild Things Park.

Washington Drops Middle Game to New York
The Wild Things held a lead early, but New York came back and pulled away in the middle game, forcing a rubber game between the two clubs Sunday.

Wild Things Jump All Over Boulders on Opening Night
Washington, led by two homers and a shutout performance on the mound with Wild Things' pitchers accumulating 15 strikeouts, raced to an 11-0 win on Opening Night in front of a hot crowd at Wild Things Park.

Kenny Pierson Signed by Wild Things
The Washington Wild Things have added left-handed pitcher Kenny Pierson to the 2022 roster. Pierson split time after pitching in the Pecos League in 2019 and 2020 with Southern Illinois and Houston (Am. Assoc.) in 2021.

Wild Things, Food Helpers Team Up To Help Strike Out Hunger
The Wild Things have teamed up with Food Helpers and the Greater Washington County Food Bank to help strike out hunger in Washington County.

Wild Things Add RHP Lukas Young
The Washington Wild Things have signed RHP Lukas Young, a 2017 21st Round Pick of the Red Sox, who has logged 129.2 innings in MiLB mound work.

Opening Weekend is ONE WEEK AWAY!
The Wild Things have announced their weekend full of plans for the May 13-15 Opening Weekend series which kicks off the 20 Seasons Celebration that will continue all summer long at Wild Things Park.

20 Seasons Highlights CD: Chris Sidck, HOFer, #12 Retired
Former Wild Thing Chris Sidick made himself a fixture in the Wild Things lineup for seven seasons before entering the Frontier League Hall of Fame and having his #12 jersey retired by the organization.

Washington Hires Aharon Eggleston as Bench Coach
Aharon Eggleston, who was a seven-time All Star during his 13-year independent ball career, has been brought on to the field staff for 2022 as bench coach.

Wild Things Ink FL Draft Picks to Deals
The Washington Wild Things have signed their two Frontier League Tryout Camp and Draft picks, Nick Beardsley and Bruce Bell, to the 2022 camp roster.

20 Seasons Highlights CD: Career, Season League Records
The Washington Wild Things have several single-season and career records in the Frontier League. That's the highlight of the countdown this week as we inch closer to Opening Day.

Wild Things Add Four Players to 2022 Roster
Washington signed four players to contracts today as the team gets ready to begin Spring Training for the 2022 season.

Wild Things Sign Infielder Ramon Osuna
The Wild Things have signed infielder Ramon Osuna, a 14th Round pick in 2016 of the Braves whose most recent stop was spent in the Mexican League.

20 Seasons Highlights CD: Standing in the Hall Of Fame
The Wild Things have had the fortune of having six former players enshrined in the Frontier League's Hall of Fame. That's what we visit on this week's edition of the countdown.

20 Seasons Highlights Countdown: Big League Things
The countdown continues as we highlight the four former Wild Things who have reached the big stage of MLB.

Washington Adds OF LG Castillo to Roster
LG Castillo, who was with the Brewers' organization between 2017 and 2021, has signed a deal to join the Wild Things for the upcoming 2022 season.

Wild Things Ink Former Gonzaga Standout Mac Lardner to Deal
Mac Lardner, a left-handed pitcher who played in the Cardinals' farm system in 2021 after pitching four seasons at Gonzaga University, has been signed for the 2022 season.

20 Seasons Highlights Countdown: Next Level Things
The 20 Seasons Highlights Countdown continues with the 44 contracts that have been purchased into affiliated organizations, sending Wild Things players to continue chasing the dream at the next level.

Ryan Hennen Headed to Royals Organization
For the 45th time in Wild Things' history, the franchise has sold the contract of a player into affiliated ball. Left hander and 2021 FL Pitcher and Rookie of the Year Ryan Hennen is going to the Royals' organization.

Individual Game Tickets Are On Sale Now
The 20th season of Frontier League baseball in Washington is sure to be a fun one. Individual game tickets are on sale now for the 2022 season at wildthingstickets.com and by clicking the headline above.

20 Seasons Highlights CD: Milestone Wins, Success in FL
The Wild Things have won 949 regular-season games in the first 19 Frontier League seasons. There have obviously been milestone ones along the way. Let's explore some of them this week on the Highlights Countdown.

Now Hiring Seasonal Employees
The Wild Things are hiring seasonal employees in multiple departments with opportunities including ticketeers, parking lot and kids area attendants, concession stand leaders, cashiers, cooks, servers, bartenders, a mascot and more. Click to apply.

IF Kevin Lambert Acquired to Complete Trade, Signed
The Wild Things have acquired infielder Kevin Lambert, a WKU Hilltopper alum, to complete the January trade with Gastonia that sent Jesus Balaguer to the Honey Hunters. Lambert has signed as well.

20 Seasons Highlights Countdown: Unmatched Perfection
On August 24, 2014, Matt Sergey spun the only perfect game in Frontier League history. That's where we stop on the countdown this week, as we continue to prepare for the 20th season of Frontier League baseball in Washington.

Cam Phelts Returning to Washington for 2022
Outfielder Cam Phelts, who was 7-for-8 in the stolen-base department last season, is returning to the Wild Things for 2022 after signing a contract extension with the club.

20 Seasons Highlights Countdown: Major Traditions
Fans have become accustomed to some traditions at the ballpark. From dirty cars to milk and cookies, we've got a few that have become beloved over the years. Read this week's highlight story for more.

Infielder Landen Barns Added from California Winter League
Landen Barns, who spent four seasons in college at East Texas Baptist University, played in the USPBL in 2020 and played well in the CWL this past winter. He's now on the spring-training roster in Washington.

Wild Things Announce 2022 Promo Schedule
The Washington Wild Things have big plans for the party that will be the 20th Season of Frontier League Baseball in Washington in 2022. Find more info and the highlights of this year's promotional schedule inside.

20 Seasons Highlights CD: Pat McAfee: A Pro Baseball Player
The former WVU and Colts punter turned entertainment star and WWE superstar/commentator Pat McAfee also has professional baseball on his resume. He was a Wild Thing in 2018 and that's the night we visit on the countdown this week.

Wild Things Announce Senior Slugger Program For Wednesdays
Pres. by the PA Lottery, which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary, the Senior Slugger Program will provide a free ticket to Wednesday home games for fans 50 years of age and older. More info/to sign up for the program: 724-250-9555.

Kids Eat Free Program Back for 2022, Themes Announced
The Wild Things have revealed their plans for the 2022 Kids Membership Program, which includes our popular Kids Eat Free Sundays program. Register now and check out the big themes and two giveaways by clicking here.

St. Patrick's Day Pack On Sale Now
Find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and you'll get a great St. Patrick's Day Pack from the Wild Things. Two options are available now on our online team store. Click here!

Wild Things Add RHP Christian James to 2022 Roster
The Wild Things have signed former Mets' farmhand and Winnipeg Goldeye right hander Christian James for the 2022 season.

20 Seasons Highlights Countdown: Longevity, Attendance
The countdown continues as we break down the longevity of the Wild Things within the Frontier League as well as attendance milestones and records the team has set in entertainment.

2022 Frontier League All-Star Game Awarded to Washington
The Washington Wild Things and Washington, Pennsylvania has been selected as the host of the 2022 Frontier League All-Star Game. The celebration and festivities kick off with Celebrity Softball and run through the big game. Click for more!

Washington Signs LHP Gage Smart to 2022 Roster
Gage Smart, a DIII All American at Buena Vista University, has been signed to the 2022 roster.

Frontier League, FloSports Announce Streaming Partnership
The Frontier League will be moving the league-wide streaming to FloSports, as part of a partnership announced by the league February 24. More info and subscription links are available inside this story.

Southpaw Colt Mink Signs With Wild Things
After starting his pro career in 2021 with the Ogden Raptors of the Pioneer League, lefty and former Flagler College pitcher Colt Mink has signed with the Wild Things.

Washington Signs Former Angels' Farmhand Shane Kelso
Shane Kelso, a right-handed pitcher and former 24th round pick of the Angels (2019), has been added to the 2022 roster for the Wild Things.

20 Seasons Highlights Countdown: Midseason All Stars
Each summer, with the exception of 2021, the Frontier League names teams and plays a midseason All Star Game. This week on the countdown, we take a look at the rich history the Wild Things have in sending players to those games and the two Washington has hosted.

Wild Things Add Hard-Throwing Righty Bryan Quillens
Washington announced the addition of right hander Bryan Quillens to the 2022 roster in the bullpen. Quillens spent the 2021 season with the Lexington Legends in the Atlantic League.

Transactions Announced Including Signing of OF Roberto Caro
The Wild Things have acquired OF Roberto Caro from Ottawa and signed the former Cubs' farmhand in a series of roster moves announced Monday, February 21.

Wild Things Announce Schedule Change
The Washington Wild Things have announced a schedule change moving their game versus Windy City from Thursday, July 7 to Monday, July 4 at 7:05 p.m. Our schedules on the site reflect the change.

Infielder Jamey Smart Signed by Washington After Trade
First baseman Jamey Smart, who was acquired to complete a previous trade with the Southern Illinois Miners, has officially been added to the 2022 roster for the Wild Things.

Former Big Leaguer Adonis Rosa Signed by Wild Things
For the second time in team history, the Wild Things have signed a former big leaguer, as Adonis Rosa has signed a deal for the 2022 season. The 27-year old Dominican Republic native made his big league debut in 2019 for the Yankees.

20 Seasons Highlights Countdown: MVPs, Pitchers of the Year
Six Washington Wild Things have received the biggest award the Frontier League hands out at the end of each season for their respective positions. We visit them as the 20 Seasons Highlights Countdown continues.

Outfielder, Former Mets' Farmhand Wagner Lagrange Added
Wagner Lagrange, who reached as high as Triple-A in six seasons with the Mets' organization, has been added to the outfield mix for the 2022 Wild Things.

Wild Things Announce Two Staff Promotions
The Washington Wild Things have promoted two front-office employees to positions as assistant general managers. Read more on the promotions by clicking here.

Former Big Leaguer Rob Whalen Returning to Washington
Right hander Rob Whalen is set to return to Washington after pitching in seven games between the regular season and playoffs in 2021.

20 Seasons Highlights CD: Postseason Awards, All Stars
The Washington Wild Things have an extensive list of on-field achievements when it comes to Frontier League postseason awards and all stars. We visit them as the 20 Seasons Highlights Countdown continues.

Wild Things Add LHP Sandro Cabrera
Sandro Cabrera, who pitched in five seasons for the Giants' organization, is the newest Wild Thing, the team announced Friday, February 4.

20 Seasons Highlights Countdown: Two Triple Plays
The Washington Wild Things have turned two triple plays in team history, including one that has only happened in MLB in the sequence it did at Wild Things Park in 2017 twice.

Melvin Novoa Added to 2022 Wild Things Roster
Former Rangers' farmhand and catcher Melvin Novoa has been signed by the Wild Things for the upcoming 2022 season.

20 Seasons Highlights Countdown: Bonds to Washington?
Back in 2007, once Barry Bonds wrapped his deal and career with the San Francisco Giants, he was made an offer by the Washington Wild Things to return to nearby his MLB roots to play.

Sudden Death Inning Will Replace Home Run Derby Tiebreaker
After one inning using the international tiebreaker to try and determine a winner in extras, the Frontier League has announced it will replace the Home Run Derby used in 2021 to a sudden death inning. Read more here.

Jesus Balaguer Traded to Gastonia for PTBN
The Wild Things have sent RHP Jesus Balaguer to the Gastonia Honey Hunters (Atlantic League) for a player to be named.

20 Seasons Highlights Countdown: James Harris Makes History
We begin our countdown of our historical moments, highlights and more as we get ready to celebrate our 20th season in the Frontier League. Our first story is of James Harris making franchise history early in 2018.

Daren Osby's Contract Signed For 2022
Daren Osby will enter his fourth season of pro ball in 2022 and his second in Washington after re-upping his deal for the upcoming season with the Wild Things.

Wild Things Add Catcher Alex Alvarez to 2022 Roster
Washington has signed catcher Alex Alvarez to the roster for the upcoming 2022 season. The Venezuela native reached as high as Double-A in his time in the minors.

RHP Hayden Pearce Signed to 2022 Roster
The Wild Things announced the signing of right hander Hayden Pearce, who made the jump to the United Shore Pro Baseball League in 2021 following a successful college career at University of the Pacific.

Ian Walters Signed After Successful Rookie Season in S. Illinois
Ian Walters, a third baseman who played college ball at Southern Illinois University and then his rookie season with the Southern Illinois Miners, will join the Wild Things for 2022.

The Wild Things Have Internships, Some Part-Time Openings
Internships and positions are available for the 2022 season to be a part of the Wild Things family in multiple departments. Explore and apply by clicking through this link.

After October Trade, Fox Chapel Native Jake Pilarski Signed
Right hander Jake Pilarski, who began his pro career this past summer with the Lake Erie Crushers, was acquired by Washington in October and has now officially signed his 2022 contract to join Washington.

Scotty Dubrule Returning Following Successful Rookie Year
Scotty Dubrule, who joined Washington following a Division I title with Mississippi State last summer, hit .374 and sported a 31-game on-base streak during his rookie season.

Reigning FL Pitcher of the Year Ryan Hennen Returning
Left-handed pitcher Ryan Hennen went from No. 2 pick in the Frontier League Draft to Frontier League Pitcher of the Year as a true rookie in 2021 with a league-best 2.12 ERA. Now he's coming back to Washington for 2022.

Career RBI Leader Hector Roa Extended Through 2022
Hector Roa, who has 260 RBI in his Wild Things' career and 57 home runs, is returning for the 2022 campaign.

Andrew Czech Signs Extension to Spend 2nd Pro Season in Washington
Andrew Czech, the former Walsh standout and Division 2 gold glover, hit 15 home runs in his first professional season in 2021.

Dan Kubiuk Signs Extension to Return in 2022
Dan Kubiuk, who was acquired by Washington July 27 of last season, will be back in 2022 on account of his contract extension.

Nick Ward Returning to Washington for 2022
Shortstop Nick Ward, who was top 5 in the Frontier League in multiple categories offensively in 2021, is returning to Washington as his contract has been extended for next season.

Manager Tom Vaeth and Wild Things Agree to Extension
Manager Tom Vaeth, who was hired before the 2021 season, has been extended for the next four seasons in an agreement with the Wild Things.

2022 Schedule Released
The Frontier League and Washington Wild Things announced their 2022 schedules today. Click for the highlights and more.

Holiday Packs On Sale Now
Pick up a Wild Things' Holiday Pack to satisfy the hardcore Things fan. Your choice of Baseball With An Attitude merch and tickets for the 2022 season. Head to wildthingsteamstore.com or call 724-250-9555 to purchase now.

Candle Packs On Sale
Bring the smells of peanuts and cracker jack to your home and get two tickets for a 2022 Wild Things home game. Head to wildthingsteamstore.com NOW!

Things' Alum David Popkins Announced to Twins' MLB Staff
David Popkins, who played in Washington from 2015 to 2016, has been named a hitting coach of the Minnesota Twins after a stint coaching the Dodgers' farm system.

New York and Washington Swap Left-Handed Pitchers
The Wild Things have acquired LHP James Mulry in exchange for LHP McKenzie Mills in a trade with the Boulders.

Season Tickets On Sale Now for 2022 Season
Season ticket packages are on sale now for the 2022 season. Plans start as low as $9 per game and fans can enjoy exclusive, top-of-the-line benefits as part of the Wild Things' STM family. Call 724-250-9555 to get in on the fun!

Wild Things Set to Celebrate 20th Season in 2022
Baseball with a new attitude burst on the scene in 2002. That attitude still exists, as we prepare to celebrate our 20th season in 2022, and become the 5th Frontier League team to celebrate 20 seasons. Season tickets on sale Monday at 10 a.m.

Washington Completes Two Trades With Southern Illinois
The Wild Things acquired infielders Jamey Smart and Ian Walters to complete previous trades with the Southern Illinois Miners. Walters drove in 53 this year in 89 games with the Miners while Smart hit .508 in 18 games.

Wild Things Acquire Fox Chapel Product from Crushers
A trade has been made with the Lake Erie Crushers for Fox Chapel product and rookie pitcher Jake Pilarski. Steven Colon was sent to Lake Erie to complete the acquisition.