The New Jersey Jackals baseball franchise released its schedule for the 2015 season. The 2014 Can-Am League runner up will welcome two new franchises to the league in the form of new cross town rival, Sussex County Miners, and the Ottawa Champions.
The Can-Am League is also adding a seventh team, a road team that will square off with all league opponents throughout the year. The League will keep the interleague play with the American Association in tact for next season.
All together the Jackals will play 98 games in 2015 starting May 25 at Sussex County. The Miners will be taking over Skylands Stadium, once the proud home of the New Jersey Cardinals and Sussex Skyhawks. The Jackals will play 19 games with the Miners this season.
The Jackals will then travel to Trois Rivieres to face their old friends, the Eagles before opening up the 2015 home schedule against their arch rivals, the Rockland Boulders.
Ironically with the addition of two new teams, the Jackals will see less of the Eagles, and the Quebec Capitales. The Jackals-Capitales rivalry is one of the oldest in independent baseball. New Jersey will face Quebec only nine times this year with trips to Quebec on June 15-17, and August 14 - 16. The Jackals host the Caps from August 21-23.
The Jackals finish their season in the Midwest at Gary South Shore, Indiana; Fargo-Moorehead, North Dakota, and St. Paul, Minnesota. The Jackals and Saints have developed a long standing inter-league rivalry, having met 14 times, with New Jersey winning eight of those match-ups.
See full schedule here.