Nightly Recap: July 21st

Before the game action last night, the ValleyCats hosted a Chevy Youth Clinic at The Joe in the morning. The kids in attendance got a chance to work on their baseball skills with some of the players! Afterwards, our campers got lunch in the Picnic Pavilion, and were joined by the team!

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Baseball Academy 1

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Chevy Clinic 2

It was another exciting Sunday Funday at The Joe! As always, kids were welcomed to play catch on the field before the game, and we had our biggest turnout of the season! Kids also ran the bases after the final out.

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It was Southpaw’s birthday on Sunday! He fired a birthday first pitch, and afterwards was surprised with a gift from his mascot friends! Southpaw had a great time on his special day! Our 5th inning drag was even themed in honor of Southpaw’s birthday!

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In the Mayor’s Race, Spiedie the Chicken got involved and tripped up Mayor Jennings and Mayor Rosamilia, allowing Mayor McCarthy to walk home with the victory! Sporty was having none of the argument from the losing mayors.

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The sponsor of yesterday’s game was AT&T, who came to the stadium with a simulator to show the dangers of texting and driving. It is a part of their “It Can Wait” campaign to spread awareness of the harm of texting while driving. Assemblyman John McDonald threw out a first pitch as a guest of AT&T and a supporter of the “It Can Wait” campaign!

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The Jackson family from East Durham, NY won a VIP Experience from AT&T, and their sons, Conor and Tyler, both threw out a first pitch! They later joined ‘Cats radio man Matt Appel in the broadcast booth for an inning!

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On the field, the ‘Cats used a five-run seventh inning to get past the Renegades, 9-3. In his first game in a week, Ronnie Mitchell went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI, including a bases-clearing double in the seventh. Michael Martinez homered for the second day in a row, and Ernesto Genoves added a solo HR for the ValleyCats, who improved to 23-11 with the win. Evan Grills pitched five innings of solid ball to receive the win!

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Tonight is Capital Region Baseball Heritage Night, and the giveaway is one to remember: a 1994 Albany-Colonie Yankees Mariano Rivera bobblehead! It is the second bobblehead in the Heritage Series, after a Derek Jeter bobblehead was given out last year. The first 1, 500 fans in attendance will receive their own limited edition Rivera collectable. We advise fans to get to the ballpark early to make sure they don’t miss out on this special promotion! Here is the policy for tonight’s giveaway. We’ll have pre-game entertainment outside the stadium for those who show up early! Tickets are almost gone, so call the stadium box office at 518-629-CATS to get your tickets and come out for the series finale against the Renegades! Castleton, NY native Jaime Schultz is scheduled to start for Hudson Valley, while Tanner Bushue will pitch for the ‘Cats.

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