The Toledo Mud Hens and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees are to play back-to-back twin bills in Toledo on July 24 and July 2
The Hens will host the Yankees for a six-game series in four days from July 24-27. Due to rained out games in Scranton on June 17 and June 18, the teams will play doubleheaders in Toledo on July 24 at 6 p.m. and July 25 at 5:30 p.m.
Both doubleheaders will feature two 7-inning games and fans will enjoy two games for the price of one ticket.
Because both games that were postponed occurred in Scranton, the Yankees will be designated as the home team in game one of the doubleheaders on both days.
To have some fun, the Mud Hens say they will also be taking the visitor tag to the next level with the following promotions:
• The Mud Hens will bat first (as visitors)
• The scoreboard will reflect the Yankees as the home team
• The public address announcer will favor Scranton/WB in regards to enthusiasm
• Toledo front office staff will sport Scranton apparel then change clothes for game #2
• Video clips from “The Office” (and other Scranton tributes)
• The crowd will be encouraged to cheer for the Yankees
For ticket information, call (419)725-HENS or visit the Mud Hens website at www.mudhens.com.
Appearances by SpongeBob SquarePants and Rockin' Ray and the Skyy Dogs are highlighting a very busy stretch currently going on at Fifth Third Field.
The Toledo Mud Hens returned home on July 3 for a ten-game home stand versus the Columbus Clippers (Cleveland Indians), Louisville Bats (Cincinnati Reds) and the Indianapolis Indians (Pittsburgh Pirates).
Tuesday, July 7. (Louisville, first pitch at 7 p.m. – gates open at 6) – After an off-day on Monday the Hens open a three-game series with the Louisville Bats, who are the top affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. It is the first day of a 3-day baseball camp for kids ages 7-14; Day 1 will emphasize baseball fundamentals and will be taught by selected Mud Hens players.
Wednesday, July 8. (Louisville, 7 p.m.) – The Hens continue a series with the Bats. It is the second day of a three-day baseball camp for kids ages 7-14; Day 2 will also emphasize baseball fundamentals and will be taught by selected Mud Hens players. Rockin’ Ray and the SkyDogs USA will perform.
Thursday, July 9. (Louisville, 7 p.m.) – The Hens wrap up a series with the Bats. It is the final day of a 3-day baseball camp for kids ages 7-14; Day 3 will feature three competitions (Speed Pitch, Gold Glove, Race to First Base) and then will conclude with a game for each age group and an awards ceremony in the Roost. Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants will be making an appearance at Fifth Third Field.
Friday, July 10. (Indianapolis, 7 p.m.) – The Hens will host the Indianapolis Indians for four games to conclude the home stand. Rockin’ Ray and the SkyDogs USA is back for another appearance; there is also post-game fireworks and a scout sleepover (for girls).
Saturday, July 11. (Indianapolis, 5:30 p.m.) – As part of Double Night at Fifth Third Field, the Hens and Indianapolis Indians will play a double-header -- two games for the price of one. Both games will be seven innings, then following Game 2 there will be post-game fireworks and another scout sleepover. Sunday, July 12. (Indianapolis, 6:30 p.m.) – The Hens host the Indians for their final game before the All-Star break. Selected Mud Hens players will be signing pre-game autographs, and following the game kids can run the bases and there are fireworks.