Thunderbirds prepare for hectic schedule

The Hamilton Thunderbirds have a busy week ahead – playing four games in four days prior to starting a six-game road trip over 10 days.

Thursday night (July 7) the Thunderbirds travel to Barrie to take on the Baycats starting at 7:30 p.m. Barrie currently sits in second place in the Intercounty Baseball League with a 14-7 record. This season, Hamilton has a 1-2 record against Barrie.

The Thunderbirds will return home the following night to be hosts to the Kitchener Panthers on USW Local 1005 Night. All Local 1005 members who are locked out and pensioners are invited to attend the game. Regular ticket prices will be in effect with the exception of children 12 years of age and younger who will be admitted to the game free of charge.

In attendance for the game will be Jake Lombardo, Chair of the Political Action Committee, USW Local 1005, who will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Game time is 7:30 p.m. at Bernie Arbour Memorial Stadium.

On Saturday, Hamilton will host the Ottawa Fat Cats to make-up the game that was rained on May 27. In their only meeting so far this season, the Fat Cats defeated the Thunderbirds 3-2 in a rain-shortened game. Game time on Saturday is noon.

The Thunderbirds will close out the weekend on Sunday when they hold their fifth annual Pink Ladies Day game as they face the London Majors starting at 2 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales and draws will go to help support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure in hopes of helping create a future without breast cancer.