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River City Rascals to cease operations after 2019 season


Negotiations on a new lease between PS&J Baseball, which owns the Rascals, and the city broke down last week, and employees and players were informed of the news Sunday, general manager David Schmoll said.


River City Rascals relief pitcher Nick Kennedy (foreground) and other pitchers watch play from the bullpen in right field during a Frontier League game between the River City Rascals and the Washington Wild Things on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at CarShield Field in O'Fallon, Mo.


River City Rascals' Braxton Martinez hits a double during a Frontier League game against the Washington (Pa.) Wild Things on June 7, 2017, at CarShield Field in O'Fallon, Mo.


River City Rascals relief pitcher Nick Kennedy (right) and other relief pitchers line the warning track for the national anthem before a Frontier League game between the River City Rascals and the Washington Wild Things on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at CarShield Field in O'Fallon, Mo.


River City Rascals relief pitcher Nick Kennedy (right) shares a toast of energy drinks with teammates in the bullpen at the top of the third inning during a Frontier League game between the River City Rascals and the Washington Wild Things on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at CarShield Field in O'Fallon, Mo.


The River City Rascals' Braxton Martinez swings in the on the on-deck circle during a Frontier League game against the Washington Wild Things on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in O'Fallon, Mo.






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