Tagged: Lowell

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

Photos From the 2011 New York-Penn League All Star Game

Many Tigers staff members attended the New York-Penn League All Star Game last night in Lowell.

The game was played at LeLacheur Park, home the Lowell Spinners.

Justin Sheinis, called the game on 1310 WICH as well as at www.cttigers.com,

while Bryan Barkley, the Tigers’ Director of Facilities and Turf Management, helped out on the field.

There was a pre-game autograph session for all players.

Tigers’ slugger Dean Green  batted Cleanup for the American League Team.

Green had an RBI double in the 6th inning.

Pitcher Brennan Smith hurled the second inning for the AL.

More photos:

The Tigers begin a 6 day homestand tonight with a visit from the Staten Island Yankees.  The Tigers play 2 against the McNamara Division leaders tonight.  Game 1 begins at 5:05 PM.

Pics From the Road: State College

This weekend, the Tigers visited “Happy Valley” for a 3 game series against the State College Spikes.

Medlar Field at Lubrano Park is located on the campus of Penn State University.

Built in 2006, the stadium became the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified stadium in the world.

The field is in the shadow of Beaver Stadium, home of the Penn State football team.

A packed house saw the Tigers take both games of the series.  (The game on Sunday was rained out).

Tonight, Pitcher Brennan Smith and DH/1B Dean Green will represent the Tigers at the New York-Penn League AllStar Game in Lowell.

The game can be heard on WICH 1310 or at www.cttigers.com.

2011 New York-Penn League All Star Game

The 2011 New York-Penn League will be held in Lowell, MA on August 16th.

Tigers Pitcher Brennan Smith and DH/1B Dean Green will represent the Tigers at the Game.

Smith, despite having just one win all season, has been dominant on the mound for the Tigers. His 2.38 ERA currently ranks fifth best in the league, while he has thrown one of the five complete games in the league this season. Smith has thrown 53.0 innings, which is fourth most in the league. He has just 13 walks, compared to 44 strikeouts on the year.

Green is hitting .357 on the season, with four home runs and 24 RBI, as this story hits the press. His batting average has been in the top ten of the league over the past month and Green currently sits with the second best average in the league. Green was named the Detroit Tigers Minor League Player of the Month for July, as he hit .350 with five doubles, a triple, three homers and 16 RBI during the month.

*Stats as of August 9, 2011

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.

Road Trip to Lowell and Staten Island

Tonight, the Tigers finish up a 5- game road trip to Lowell and Staten Island.

The Spinners play at LeLacheur Park.

Lowell is the host of the 2011 New York-Penn League All Star game.

The stadium is located on the UMass-Lowell campus.

In between games of the doubleheader on Tuesday, the first ever “Human Home Run” was a hit at LeLacheur Park, as David Smith, Sr. flew over the outfield wall out of a cannon from the outfield much to the delight of the LeLacheur Park faithful! The Human Home Run a Hit! (Video from:  Fox25 Boston and the Lowell Spinners).

The Tigers then traveled to Staten Island.

Richmond County Bank Ballpark gives fans a great view of the Manhattan Skyline.

The Tigers return home tomorrow for a 3-game set against the Brooklyn Cyclones, the Mets’ New York-Penn League affiliate.