2023 News

Washington Signs OF Turner Hill, 2022 Draft League's Batting Champ
The Wild Things have signed outfielder Turner Hill, who played his final two years of collegiate ball at Marietta College and participated in the MLB Draft League with the West Virginia Black Bears in 2022.

Versatile Former Blue Jays Farmhand Harrison Ray Signs
The Wild Things have added utility-man Harrison Ray to the 2023 spring roster. Ray has spent the last two seasons in the Blue Jays system after a four-year run at Vanderbilt and a 2019 national title.

Kent Tekulve, Wild Things Featured on Fan N'ation
Watch the segment from this past weekend's episode of Fan N'ation KDKA on Kent Tekulve, which includes a piece on how the Washington Wild Things started with Teke's involvement. Click the headline for the full video.

Rookie Catcher Lolo Williams Signs With Wild Things
The Wild Things have signed rookie catcher Laurington "Lolo" Williams. He played his final three seasons of collegiate ball at Union College (NAIA) and was 12-for-36 in the CWL this year.

Outfielder Hector Roa Re-Signs With Washington
The Washington Wild Things have re-signed the franchise's career home runs and RBI leader. Outfielder Hector Roa is back for more in 2023.

Wild Things Sign Landazuri After Acquisition in Trade
After acquiring his contractual rights as one of the players to be named in the deal with Southern Maryland that sent LHP Sandro Cabrera to SMD, Washington has signed RHP Angel Landazuri.

Four Chord Music Festival Returns August 12-13
The Four Chord Music Festival returns to Wild Things Park August 12-13. Early Bird GA + VIP tickets are on sale now. All other tickets go on sale Friday, March 24 at 11 a.m. ET.

RHP Stephen Knapp Returning On Option for 2023
Righty Stephen Knapp, who started 2022 with the Québec Capitales before signing with the Wild Things, is set to return on his option from his 2022 contract. Knapp pitched 50 innings for Washington in 2023, including starting the club's 1000th win.

Southpaw Kenny Pierson Set for 2023 Return on Option
Kenny Pierson, who logged 46.1 innings across 37 outings in 2022, will return on his option for the 2023 season. He fanned 44 in those innings to just 11 walks in his first season with the Wild Things.

Wild Things Announce 2023 Promo Schedule
The club has announced its 2023 promo schedule, which includes theme nights, giveaways, daily promotions, community nights, specials and much, much more! Tap in for more info!

Scotty Dubrule Set for 2023 Return to Washington
The Washington Wild Things have announced the return of infielder Scotty Dubrule, a 2022 Frontier League All Star. Dubrule slashed .317/.413/.403 with 22 doubles, a triple, two homers and 47 RBI in 2022.

Wild Things Sign RHP Arrison Perez
Right hander Arrison Perez has been signed by the Wild Things. He pitched in college for Division II Barry University.

Wild Things, AARP Pennsylvania Team to Bring Back Senior Slugger Program
The Washington Wild Things have partnered with AARP Pennsylvania as the presenting sponsor to the returning Senior Slugger Program, which gives a free ticket to all fans 50 years of age and older to all Wednesday home games.

Wild Things, Molson Coors Introduce Coors Light Brew Crew
The Washington Wild Things in conjunction with the Molson Coors Beverage Company and Coors Pittsburgh have announced the new Coors Light Brew Crew, which will give fans aged 21-30 a free ticket to all Thursday home games.

Ryan Whithorn Announced as Bench Coach for 2023 Season
The Washington Wild Things have announced Ryan Whithorn as the team's new bench coach for the 2023 season. He replaces Aharon Eggleston, who took a job in the Atlantic League with Frederick.

Wild Things Announce 2023 Kids Membership Plans, Themes
The Washington Wild Things have announced their plans for the 2023 Kids Membership Program as well as the themes and info on each Kids Eat Free Sunday. Registration link is available in the story or under the Community tab.

Washington Extends All Star Wagner Lagrange
The Wild Things and Wagner Lagrange have agreed to a deal for the 2023 season, bringing the 2022 Frontier League All Star back to Washington for the 2023 campaign after he delivered a season-record-tying 125 hits last summer.

Wild Things Sign OF Robert Chayka
The club has inked a deal with rookie outfielder Robert Chayka, who was 10-for-25 in the CWL this winter, after finishing his college career with two strong seasons at Kentucky Wesleyan from 2021-22.

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Group and Premium Area Tickets On Sale Now
Group and premium area tickets are on sale now. Call for info and pricing at 724-250-9555 or click the link in the headline for more information on what we have available for your group outing!

LHP Cabrera Dealt to Blue Crabs (ATLL) for Future Considerations
The team has traded LHP Sandro Cabrera to the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs of the Atlantic League for future considerations.

CWL OF Jordan Schulefand Signed for 2023 by Wild Things
Outfielder Jordan Schulefand, who split time between Boise (Pioneer League) and the Joliet Slammers this past season in his first taste of pro ball, has been signed. Schulefand is currently playing in the California Winter League.

Wild Things Sign Veteran IF Nick Gotta
The Wild Things have inked veteran middle infielder Nick Gotta to a deal for the 2023 season. He spent the last two years in the American Association with the Sioux Falls Canaries.

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Wild Things & McCellands Present Jersey Design Contest
The Wild Things and McCellands Contracting and Roofing LLC present a Jersey Design Contest. Customize your jersey by clicking the headline to get to the form, or heading to the community tab.

Now Hiring: Interns and Seasonal Employees
The Washington Wild Things are looking to add to our great team for the upcoming season. There is an array of internship and seasonal opportunities available to browse, learn more about and to apply for by clicking the headline.

GCS Credit Union Ballpark to Host 2023 FL Tryout Camp & Draft
Gateway's GCS Credit Union Ballpark in Sauget, Illinois, will host the 2023 Frontier League Tryout Camp and Draft, Monday, April 24 through Tuesday, April 25.

Spencer Johnston Signs After Trade With Joliet
Right hander Spencer Johnston, who was acquired in a December trade with Joliet, has officially signed his Wild Things' contract.

Kobe Foster Signs Extension With Wild Things
The 2022 Frontier League Jason Simontacchi Award winner for Rookie of the Year is coming back to Washington. Kobe Foster has signed an extension through the 2023 season which gives the club an option for the 2024 season.

Nick Ward Headed to Hometown Phillies Organization
Shortstop Nick Ward is headed to the Phillies organization as his contract has been purchased, making him the 47th Wild Thing to get picked up in the history of the club.

Southpaw Greg Loukinen Inks Deal With Washington
Lefty Greg Loukinen has signed a deal with the Wild Things after appearing in four games for Lake Country (American Association) last season and pitching in the USPBL in 2021.

Washington Signs LHP Zach Blankenship
Zach Blankenship has signed with the club after pitching in the United Shore Professional Baseball League in 2022. He pitched his final three collegiate seasons at Valdosta State (DII).

Wild Things and Slammers Swap Right Handers in Trade
The Washington Wild Things have acquired right handed starter Spencer Johnston from the Joliet Slammers in exchange for right hander Dan Kubiuk in a trade. Johnston posted a sub 3.00 ERA in nine starts as a true rookie last season.

Pittsburgh Native, RHP Jake Pilarski Headed to Dodgers Org.
Right hander and Fox Chapel product Jake Pilarski, who pitched for the Wild Things in 2022, has had his contract purchased by the Los Angeles Dodgers' organization, the team announced.

Infielder Tristan Peterson Re-Signs for 2023
The Washington Wild Things have announced the re-signing of infielder Tristan Peterson, who hit six home runs in 2022 with Washington after returning to the club after the All-Star Break.

Anthony Brocato Returning in 2023, Club Option Decisions Announced
The Washington Wild Things have announced the return of OF Anthony Brocato, who was an All Star last season and acquired in a deadline-day deal from Florence. The team has also announced its decision on its club options on contracts to retain rights and make other players free agents.

All Star Infielder Andrew Czech Signs for 2023
After an All Star season that included setting multiple career highs in his second year as a pro, infielder Andrew Czech is returning to Washington for the 2023 season.

Midseason & Postseason All Star Nick Ward Returning in 2023
The Washington Wild Things have announced the re-signing of shortstop Nick Ward, a 2022 Frontier League MVP candidate and midseason and postseason All Star, for the 2023 campaign.

All Star Closer Lukas Young Set for 2023 Return
Lukas Young will return to the Wild Things in 2023 as his contract extension has been made official by the club. The righty posted five wins and 20 saves in 43.1 innings with a 1.66 ERA in 2022 in his first season in Washington. He was a midseason All Star.

2022 Appearances Leader Christian James Returning in 2023
The Washington Wild Things have extended the contract of right-handed reliever Christian James, who led the team with 42 appearances during his first season in Washington in 2022.

RHP Justin Showalter Re-Signed for the 2023 Season
The team has re-signed right hander Justin Showalter for the 2023 season after Showalter pitched in five games last season, working his way to a 4-1 record and a sub 3.00 ERA.

League Announces Pitch Clock, Disengagement Rules for 2023
The Frontier League announced the introduction of the pitch clock to all FL stadiums and new disengagement rules for the 2023 season Friday afternoon. This means a change to your baseball experience at the ballpark next summer.

Holiday Packs and Wild Things' Experiences On Sale Now
No socks, ties, Twitter Blue or NFTs. Don't gift away garbage that will never be used. Grab one of our Holiday Packs with ballpark experiences and exclusive merch to show off your Wild Things' pride and fanhood. Click to shop.

Wild Things Re-Sign All Star IF Ian Walters
The Wild Things have re-signed 2022 Frontier League All Star infielder Ian Walters. Walters hit 13 home runs and drove in 60 in his first season in Washington last summer.

Washington Brings Back RHP Kaleb McCullough
2023 will see the return of right hander Kaleb McCullough, who started his pro career with six appearances last season for the Wild Things, fresh off a strong season at Oral Roberts.

Wild Things Ink IF Abraham Sequera to Deal
The Wild Things have their first player under contract on the 2023 Spring Training roster with the addition of former North Florida infielder Abraham Sequera, who started his pro career with Boise in the Pioneer League.

LHP Holden Bernhardt's Frontier League Rights Acquired
The Washington Wild Things have acquired the Frontier League rights of LHP Holden Bernhardt who fanned 32 in 18.1 innings for Empire State last year with an ERA in the mid 1's before having his contract purchased by the Mexican League. The deal is for future considerations.

Season Tickets On Sale
Season ticket packages are on sale now for the upcoming 2023 season of Wild Things baseball. Click through now or call for more information. Packages start as low as $130 and come with an array of benefits.

Wild Things Complete Trade, Brannen Sent to Y'alls
The Washington Wild Things have sent Cole Brannen to Florence to complete the Anthony Brocato trade from August 15. Brannen serves as the deal's player to be named.

Frontier League, Wild Things Announce 2023 Schedule
The Washington Wild Things and Frontier League have announced the 2023 schedule, which will open for the club Friday, May 12 at Evansville. The home opener is scheduled for Tuesday, May 16 against New York. Click in for the highlights and full slate.