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Homestand Recap: July 30 – August 1

Photos from the recent 3 game homestand between the Batavia Muckdogs and Tigers:

Lowe’s sponsored a Build and Grow Clinic on the concourse during the game.

Another Build and Grow Clinic is scheduled for Saturday August 27th.

 Tyler Collinshit 2 HR’s, including the walkoff home run in the 12th inning, on Saturday night.

First Baseman Aaron Westlake, the Tigers’ 3rd round pick this June, made his debut with the Tigers.

The Pizza Girl made her final appearance at Dodd Stadium this season during the homestand.

As with every Sunday home game, children could run the bases, presented by Ben and Jerrys, and play catch in the outfield, sponsored by Dick’s Sporting Goods after the game.

The Tigers’ next home game is Sunday against Lowell.

Build & Grow

As part of the activities on Saturday night, Lowes sponsored a Build and Grow clinic on the concourse.

Under the direction of Lowes staff members, children and their parents were able to build a free wooden project.

Tonight’s project was baseball themed – a mini baseball game.

Children also got a free apron, goggles, and a certification of merit.

Lowe’s is located off Exit 84 on 395 in Lisbon.

Tails from the Road

The Tigers recently completed a 3 game series against the Brooklyn Cyclones.

The Cyclones play at MCU Park.

The stadium is right on Coney Island and its famous boardwalk.

The Boardwalk is home to the original Nathan’s Famous.

Outfielder Tyler Collins hit one of, if not the longest, HR in MCU Park history on Wednesday.  The ball cleared the right field bleachers and landed just before the beach. 

The Tigers return home tonight to begin a 3 game homestand against Batavia.

Homestand Recap: 7/21 – 7/25

Photos from the recently finished a 6 games in 5 days homestand:

There was a large amount of military personnel and their families at the game Friday night.

The Field was designed with patriotism in mind.

A fireworks show and comedian followed the game.

The Day had a special ticket offers for readers Saturday night,

and raffled off many items including a Tigers’ team signed bat.

As part of Boy Scout Night, scouts had a pregame parade and camped out on the field following the game.

A check presentation was made during the game to Officer Michelle Wyatt, as part of Cop on Top, a fundraiser benefiting Special Olympics.

As with every Sunday Funday, children were able to run the bases and have a catch on the field after the game.

There’s a noon start and numerous buses in the parking lot, it must be Camp Day.

The stands were awash with different colored t-shirts representing each of the numerous camps in attendance.

The Tigers return home Saturday for a 3 game series with Batavia.

Player Moves

With the numerous roster moves made by the Tigers the past week, many new players are in Connecticut.

Below is some biographical information on some members of the home team.

#44 Scott Green is a relief pitcher.  The 6-7, 245 righty was a 3rd round pick in 2008 out of Kentucky.  Green picked up a win and a loss this past homestand.

#29 Thomas Collier is a right handed pitcher.  The 22nd round pick this June out of San Jacinto College (Houston, TX) started Monday’s game for the Tigers.

#49 Tyler Collins was the Tigers’ 6th round pick in 2011 out of Howard Junior College.  The Lubbock, TX native bats left handed and plays outfield.

#46 Alexander Moreno was signed as a non-drafted free agent in 2008.  The outfielder hails from Caracas, Venezuela.

The Tigers return home this Saturday for a “long weekend series” against the Batavia Muckdogs.

Getting Ready

With the countdown to Gates Opening tonight at less than 3 hours, the Front Office is working hard in preparation for Military Appreciation Night.

Signage has gone up on the concourse,

which has been decorated for the night.

C.T. hung his jersey out to dry.

The Field Crew has been working hard in the hot sun all day

preparing the field

and adding some color to the Tigers’ behind the plate logo.

First pitch between the Tigers and ValleyCats is at 7:05.

Fireworks and a comedian will follow the game.

Tails from the Road

The Tigers recently completed their 8 games, 3 city road trip, the longest of the season.

Connecticut’s first stop was Eastwood Field, home of the Mahoning Valley Scrappers.

Niles, Ohio is over 500 miles from Dodd Stadium.

Tigers’ Hall of Famer Al Kaline, who will be appearing at Dodd Stadium on August 8th, stopped by the Tigers’ radio booth.

The Tigers then traveled to Fishkill, NY to take on the Hudson Valley Renegades for 3 games.

The New York-Penn League affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays play at Dutchess Stadium.

For the final leg of their trip, Connecticut went North on I-87 to Troy, NY.

With a Tuesday night game followed by a 11 am Camp Day game on Wednesday, the Tigers and the ValleyCats played 2 games in less than 24 hours (Note: the Tigers and Renegades also played a Morning game on Monday).

The Tigers and ValleyCats will continue their “home and home series” now playing at Dodd Stadium.

There is a doubleheader on Thursday and Fireworks on Friday.

The Williamsport Crosscutters visit Dodd Stadium Saturday-Monday.

The Crosscutters are the New York-Penn League affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies.

As per NYPL scheduling, the Tigers do not visit Williamsport this year, but did in 2010.  All of the Stedler and Pinckney Division teams play one series against each other every season, just the site is alternated.

For example, in 2010 the Tigers played at Batavia, Jamestown and Williamsport, while hosting Auburn, Mahoning Valley and State College.

 

This season, Williamsport (July 23-25), Batavia (July 30-August 1) and Jamestown (August 9-11) visit Dodd Stadium; and the Tigers travel to Mahoning Valley (July 13-15), Auburn (August 2-4) and State College (August 12-14).