Unicorns Race Past Woolly Mammoths, 6-4
UTICA, Mich. – Dan Ward smashed a 427-foot home run and went 2-for-4, while Carter Grote finished a home run shy of the cycle, going 3-for-5 and drove in a run to lead the Utica Unicorns (13-13) past the Westside Woolly Mammoths (13-11), 6-4, in front of a sell out crowd at Jimmy John’s Field on Friday night.
The USPBL 2.5 rule witnessed a second consecutive game that went the full nine innings. After last night’s 2 hour and 30 minute contest, tonight’s game reached the ninth inning in 2 hours and 24 minutes, and completed in 2:42.
Right-handed pitcher Cody Brown (4-3) had a 17.1 consecutive scoreless innings streak snapped in the second inning as the Woolly Mammoths’ Brandon Cuddy homered to right field. Brown tossed 6.0 innings and struck out seven for the win.
Brynn Martinez went 2-for-4 with a triple, two runs scored and one RBI. RHP Chris Dula tossed a scoreless eighth inning for the hold, throwing a pitch of 99 miles per hour, striking out one. Michael Scimanico earned the save after striking out three in a scoreless ninth.
Cuddy led the Mammoths at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a home run and RBI.
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Saturday, July 14th
Westside Woolly Mammoths (13-11) vs. Birmingham Bloomfield Beavers (10-12), 7:05 p.m. first pitch (Gates open at 6 p.m.)
PROMOTIONS: WCSX Classic Rock Saturday – Tom Petty Tribute Band / Family Campout
Enjoy some live classic rock music, mingle with WCSX radio personalities and stay on Jimmy John’s Field.
WCSX Classic Rock
Detroit’s Classic Rock station will feature some of its radio personalities at the game, including Erin V who will sing the National Anthem before the game. Live music by Teddy Petty and the Refugees.
A special ticket offer that will allow you and your family to experience one of the most unique and awesome nights of your life. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran, or coming to the campout night for the first time, take a moment to enjoy the evening on Jimmy John’s Field.
Sunday, July 15th
Birmingham Bloomfield Beavers (10-12) vs. Eastside Diamond Hoppers (12-12), 1:05 p.m. first pitch, (Gates Open at Noon)
PROMOTIONS: Sunday Fun Day with Snow Queen, Princess Ann, Ollie the Snowman and FREE Dippin’ Dots
Join us for an Icy Sunday presented by Fairytale Entertainment, with free Dippin’ Dots.
Enjoy an icy Sunday Fun Day at Jimmy John’s Field withSnow Queen, Princess Ann and Ollie the Snowman presented by Fairytale Entertainment. Get the chance to meet and take photos with characters from the movie as they make their way around the ballpark.
Free Dippin’ Dots
The first 500 fans in the gates will receive free Dippin’ Dots.
**Snow Queen, Princess Ann and Ollie the Snowman will be at the main gates at 12 p.m. for meet and greets. They will be visiting fans around the ballpark from 1 – 3 p.m.