Tagged: Hudson Valley

Playoff Push Homestand

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.

Cars from Thompson Motor Speedway were out front,

as the Nickelodeon Quartet, the national anthem signers, warmed up their voices on the concourse.

 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.

Following the pair of Tigers wins, “Wild Bill” from Comix at Foxwoods performed for fans and the final fireworks show of the season occured.  Saturday was Norwich Navigators Night 

The refurbished Tater Statue made its return. 

A new generation of kids will now be able to have their picture taken in front of the Tater Statue, a permanent fixture at Dodd Stadium for many seasons, before games.

The first 500 fans received a Navigators’ mini bat.  (Blame “Tropical Storm Irene” for the date change).

Former Navigator Jeff Clark threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Shane wore a game worn Navigators jersey from 1995 Saturday night.

The videoboard graphics were changed to reflect the night.

Players wore Navigators jerseys, which were auctioned off to fans during the game.

The players then presented and signed their jersey to the winning bidders after the game.

Sunday afternoon was Fan Appreciation Day.

The entire team was on the concourse to greet fans as gates opened; signing autographs,

and taking pictures.

As always, children could run the bases

and play catch on the field following the game.

The Tigers’ thank fans for attending the games this season.  Your support is greatly appreciated.  See you in 2012.

-KY

“Hurricane Homestand” Recap: August 26, 27

First, the Tigers hope that everyone is safe following the visit of Hurricane Irene this weekend.  (Photo from PrintActivities.com)

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:

All children recieved a book from the Captain Underpants series, sponsored by Scholastic.

Covanta Energy collected non-perishable food items.

Comedian Roddy Thomas, sponsored by Comix at Foxwoods, performed

before the fireworks show following the Tigers victory.

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 

Sunday afternoon is Fan Appreciation Day.

For tickets visit www.cttigers.com or call (860) 887-7962

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).