Spring time in the Tri-State means it's time to open the doors of Bosse Field and take in some Otter-ball!

The Otters kick off their exhibition season this Friday at 6:35pm with their annual charity game against the Southern Illinois Miners to benefit Jacob's Village. General admission seats are just $5.00, and reserved seats are only $8.00 each. Along with the game itself, the night will also feature a "Diamond Dig" for ladies 21 years of age or older, and 10-cent popcorn to munch on while you cheer for our hometown team.

To get fans hyped up for Friday's game and the upcoming regular season, the team will host a preseason party at the Sports Book Bar and Grill next door to Boogie Nights at The District in downtown Evansville. Manager Andy McCauley, outfielder John Schultz, and announcer Mike Radomski will all be in attendance along with WEHT-WTVW sportscaster, Drew Amman broadcasting live beginning at 9:45pm.

The team will be handing out prizes such as merchandise and promotional items during the party.