Game Recap: Going Green Night
Hey, ‘Cats fans! We’re almost through with a three-game homestand here at “The Joe” against the New York Yankees affiliate, Staten Island Yankees! ‘Cats fans and Yankees fans have been able to make it out to the ballpark to support some great teams and enjoy a fun evening at the ballpark. Last night, we celebrated the 7th Annual Going Green Night presented by our game sponsors National Grid and County Waste. NH Kelman had a scrap metal recycling station where fans could turn their scrap metal into cash, and County Waste gave away mini recycling toters!
Our media broadcaster Sam Sigal held a pregame interview with ‘Cats pitcher Francis Ramirez, and Albany County Executive Dan McCoy threw a first pitch at the game. Some of our outstanding ValleyCats gameday staff employees were recognized with an Employee of the Month ceremony down on the field. Thank you to our loyal employees for all their hard work!
We had several themed on-the-field promotions to help raise awareness about energy conservation and going green through a recycling race challenge. Fans were able to watch the ValleyCats come back from a 5-1 deficit to top the Staten Island Yankees 9-7! Mott Hyde earned our player of the game recognition for the second night in a row, and the win puts the ‘Cats at a six-game win streak with 10 wins out of their last 11 games! The ValleyCats are currently tied for the best record in the New York Penn-League at 29-12.
Tonight, the ‘Cats will play the Staten Island Yankees once more to close out this three-game series on Medieval Times Night/Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger. If you bring a non-perishable food item to our box office today, you will receive one ticket for tonight’s game or a voucher for a future game. There will be a color theme within each section to cheer on the Knights in tonight’s competitions! We hope to see you out at “The Joe” to wrap up the homestand!