T-Birds have busy weekend after rain washes out game


thunderbirds1The Hamilton Thunderbirds enter June with a 2-7 record and will look to turn it around. They were scheduled to four games over five days this week to start a busy month but last night’s (Wednesday’s) game against the Red Sox in Brantford fell a victim to rain and will be re-scheduled.

The Thunderbirds will play eight of their 15 games over the month of June at home in Bernie Arbour Stadium.

Friday at 7.30 p.m. the Thunderbirds are home to the Toronto Maple Leafs for their second of five meetings on the season. The Thunderbirds defeated the Maple Leafs last Friday after scoring nine runs in the sixth inning. Doug Chrysler went six strong innings, allowing only three runs for the win.

Hamilton will then hit the road again, this time facing the Royals in Guelph the next day. In the first meeting of the season the Royals defeated the Thunderbirds 10-4. Guelph had 17 hits in the game including a homerun by Kevin Hinton. For Hamilton, Jon Saporsantos and Graeme Carey each had doubles while Chris Piano hit a triple to bring in two runs.

The Thunderbirds will end the weekend by hosting the Mississauga Twins on Sunday with a 2 p.m. game. This will be the first meeting of the season between the two teams as the first game was rained out back on May 8. Last season, the Twins won the season series 3-2.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Saturday June 19 – Meet and Eat With The Hamilton Thunderbirds at Boston Pizza on Upper Centennial Parkway at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person and includes an all-you-can-eat buffet dinner with the team. The buffet will include Caesar salad, gourmet pizza, pasta, selected appetizers and sweet treats. Drinks will include coffee, tea and soft drinks.
  • Sunday June 20 – the Thunderbirds will take to the field against the Barrie Baycats on ArecelorMittal/Dofasco Day.
  • The Thunderbirds will take to the field on Sunday, June 27th against the Brantford Red Sox on Boston Pizza Day.
  • The Hamilton Thunderbirds will hold their fourth annual Pink Ladies Day in Support of Run for The Cure on Sunday July 4 against the Mississauga Twins.

The Hamilton Thunderbirds will host their third annual baseball camp for players aged eight to 15 years of age at Bernie Arbour Stadium from Monday July 12 to Friday July 16. The camp will cover all the basics and more that players need to know as they develop their skills. Cost for the camp is $175 per participant and there are limited spaces available. Registration forms can be downloaded at www.hamiltonthunderbirds.org.

Tickets for all Hamilton Thunderbirds home games are available at the Bernie Arbour Stadium Box Office on game day. For more information on Thunderbirds season tickets visit www.hamiltonthunderbirds.org. Fans can listen to every Hamilton Thunderbirds’ home game on INDI 101 or online at www.indifm.ca.