The Hannibal Hoots baseball club was originally scheduled to open its inaugural season on the road.

Understandably, the front office viewed that as less than ideal.

General manager Matt Stembridge pulled the right strings to allow the team to play Opening Day at Clemens Field. Hannibal orchestrated a swap with Danville and will host the Dans at 6:35 p.m. on Wednesday.

The game represents the first Prospect League contest in Hannibal since the Cavemen folded following the 2016 season.

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