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Smith’s Home Run Gives Beavers 4-3 Win over Diamond Hoppers

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UTICA, Mich. – Ryan Smith homered in the top of the ninth inning and left-handed pitcher Dylan Collett earned his second save in as many days to lead the Birmingham Bloomfield Beavers (8-9) past the Eastside Diamond Hoppers (9-6), 4-3, on Sunday at Jimmy John’s Field.

Robb Paller went 2-for-5 with a home run and a double, while James Battley went 2-for-4 to help pace the Beavers offensively. Right-handed pitcher Cameron Mackenzie made the start and tossed 5.0 innings, striking out three batters. RHP Brian Heldman picked up the win in relief, throwing 1.0 inning.

Josh McAdams led the offensive charge for the Diamond Hoppers, finishing 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.

The Beavers scored four runs, on 11 hits, and had no errors, while the Diamond Hoppers scored three runs, on six hits and committed no errors.

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UPCOMING GAMES:

Wednesday, June 20
Diamond Hoppers (9-6) vs. Unicorns (7-9), 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)
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PROMOTIONS: Winning Wednesdays / Ladies Night Out presented by Francis Ford Coppola Winery

  • Ladies Night Out will feature drink specials on wine and mixed drinks, along with food specials.
  • There will be chances for fans to win prizes throughout the night, including t-shirts, softee ball tosses and additional in-game contests.

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  • Access to Ladies Night Out event in the AAA Clubhouse at Jimmy John’s Field – Starts at 6:00 p.m.
  • Access to the Commissioner’s Box, a premium suite attached to the AAA Clubhouse; provides a view of that night’s USPBL baseball game between the Eastside Diamond Hoppers and the Utica Unicorns – game starts at 7:05 p.m.
  • Ladies Night Out Food Menu including:

o   Cheese Fondue Station

o   Arugula Salad with Lemon, Dill Cucumber and Feta

o   Chef Prepared Pasta Station including Shrimp & Chicken in either Pesto or Alfredo Sauce

o   Chocolate Fountain featuring fresh fruit, rice crispy treats, cookies, brownies, pretzel sticks and jumbo marshmallows

  • 1 Coppola Diamond Collection Can (Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, or Pinot Grigio) or Sofia Blanc de Blanc or Brut Rose Can
  • First 100 Guests to receive a Coppola Diamond Collection Can Koozie
  • All Guests to be entered into a drawing to win a wine basket compliments of the Francis Ford Coppola Winery.

Thursday, June 21
Unicorns (7-9) vs. Woolly Mammoths (7-7), 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)
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PROMOTIONS: Thirsty Thursday Presented by Dave and Buster’s/ Jimmy Buffett Night

Thirsty Thursday, presented by Dave & Buster’s
Back by popular demand at Jimmy John’s Field. This year, the USPBL will offer a $2, 12-ounce Bud or Bud Light, as well as a $5 Craft Beer specials. Any college student with ID, will receive a free Koozie.

Jimmy Buffett Night
Close your eyes and sail away to the Island of Friends, Fun, and Memories. The game will feature the Westside Woolly Mammoths wearing custom tropical-style jerseys, which are being auctioned online with 50% of all proceeds benefiting The Cassie Hines Shoes Cancer Foundation, which has a mission of guiding young adults with cancer to social support programs and services that can help them manage their mental healing as well as their physical battle. To bid on jersey, go to www.32auctions.com/wwm_jersey .

Caribbean Blue Band
The Jimmy Buffett tribute band will be playing all your favorite hits throughout the night on the Dana St. Clair Stage on the lawn in right center field.

#USPBLEats Food Specials

  • $5 Cheeseburger in Paradise Special Burger at the Grandslam Grill and Philly Cheesesteak stands
  • $3 Special on Dole Whip Pineapple Soft Serve Dessert at The Sweet Spot (Small Size)
  • Jerk Chicken Special in the AAA Clubhouse

Jimmy Buffet Night Pub Crawl

  • $3 Fresh Margaritas at Patron (1st & 2nd inning)
  • $3 Corona or Modelo Can at Import Stand (3rd and 4th inning)
  • $3 Strawberry Daiquiri at Right Field Picnic Bar (5th & 6th inning)
  • $3 Tito’s Vodka & Lemonade at Tito’s Stand (7th inning)
  • $4 Rum Runner Cocktail in the AAA Clubhouse (8th inning)

Friday, June 22
Woolly Mammoths (7-7) vs. Beavers (8-9), 7:05 p.m. start (Gates open at 6 p.m.)
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PROMOTIONS: XFINITY Fireworks Friday

XFINITY Fireworks Spectacular Friday

Join us for a great night of professional baseball and a spectacular fireworks show immediately following the ballgame.

Founders Fridays

$1 off Founders in the Short Hops Craft Beer Garden.  Not applicable to the discount on Founders if the Beer Batter of the Game gets a hit.

Saturday, June 23
Beavers (8-9) vs. Unicorns (7-9), 7:05 pm start (Gates open at 6 p.m.)
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PROMOTIONS: 99.5 WYCD Country Music Night – Derek Winters Band presented by Top Hat Masonry

99.5 WYCD Country Music Night

Grab your boots and head down to Jimmy John’s Field for 99.5 WYCD Country Music Night. Come early and enjoy music from the Derek Winters Band as they play from the Dana St. Clair Stage during pregame and in between innings on the lawn in right center field.

Sunday, June 24
Diamond Hoppers vs Woolly Mammoths, 1:05 p.m. start (Gates open at Noon)
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PROMOTIONS: Sunday Funday/ A Neverland Journey

Join us for a Sunday Fun Day in Neverland. Meet your favorite characters and fairy friends presented by Fairytale Entertainment.

**Characters will be at the main gates at Noon for meet and greets. They will be visiting fans around the ballpark from 1 – 3 p.m.

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