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.