Friday, August 11, 2017

Hometown Team

Last night Carlton, Kayla and Ariel joined us for a birthday baseball game at the Fifth Third ballpark just a mile from our house. Both Carlton and John have July 13 birthdays, and this was a late celebration. Great fun. And what a game it was, as is noted below. Over 9,000 fans, game tied 9 to 9 in the 9th inning. Then due to lightening, the game is called. 

COMSTOCK PARK, MI - Inclement weather foiled the finish of a tight contest in front of 9,360 fans between the West Michigan Whitecaps and Great Lakes Loons Thursday night at Fifth Third Ballpark as the 9-9 tie was suspended after nine innings of play.

After Great Lakes broke out the offense in the early innings and took an 8-1 lead, the Whitecaps came storming back with a comeback highlighted by a game-tying grand slam by Chad Sedio - his second of the night.

This good news from an hour ago:

The Great Lakes Loons were unable to maintain their momentum from Thursday evening's suspended game, falling to the West Michigan Whitecaps, 10-9, in 11 innings on Friday.