The Tigers completed their final homestand of the regular season this week.
Photos from the Games:
Jeff Holm was named Player of the Game. The Michigan State product went 2-4 with a triple and scored a run as the Tigers won 5-0 to take the Stedler Division lead.
Montville High School Baseball, the 2-time defending Class M State Champions, was recognized for their accomplishments before the game.
There was a doubleheader on Friday night.
In Game 1, Tigers’ pitcher Luis Angel Sanz was 2 outs away from a perfect game. After retiring 19 Spinners batters in a row, Lowell’s Jose Garcia belted a 3-2 Sanz offering over the wall in left field to not only break up the perfect game, but also to take away the shutout. The right hander from Guatire, VZ earned his team-leading sixth win of the year and lowered his ERA to 2.81 on the season, while he struck out seven and now leads the league with 76 strikeouts this year.
The Tigers were home Friday and Saturday with a cruical series against the Vermont Lake Monsters. The two home games, plus two games in Vermont tonight, have the potential to alter the Stedler Division standings. As of this morning, Connecticut sits a half game out of first place behind the Lake Monsters.
Photos from the homestand:
Because of the storm, the Tigers moved the game up to 1:05 pm instead of the originally scheduled 7:05 pm.
Dean Green scored the only run for the Tigers on Saturday afternoon.
The Tigers will begin the final homestand of the regular season this Tuesday with 3 games against Hudson Valley and 4 against the Lowell Spinners.
Friday’s game is a doubleheader with Game 1 scheduled to begin at 5:05.
Saturday will be Norwich Navigators Night
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The Tigers recently completed their 8 games, 3 city road trip, the longest of the season.
Tigers’ Hall of Famer Al Kaline, who will be appearing at Dodd Stadium on August 8th, stopped by the Tigers’ radio booth.
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).
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).