The Baltimore Bombers' promising inaugural season has come to a premature end.
The team, one of four in the North American Lacrosse League, issued a statement Friday confirming reports that it will not play its final two scheduled games because of financial problems.
The Bombers had been scheduled to face the Kentucky Stickhorses on Sunday afternoon at Du Burns Arena before visiting the Boston Rockhoppers next Saturday night. The Bombers had a 4-3 record and trailed Boston by two games in the standings.
In response to a question sent to the Bombers Twitter account on Friday evening about whether the squad would fold, a team official responded: "Undetermined at this time."
Bombers owner and coach Hunter Francis issued the following statement on the team's Facebook page Friday:
"The Baltimore Bombers remain a great opportunity but the economics didn't work. Should an opportunity arise in the future I hope the team will get another chance under new management and many of us hope this will happen.