The Hartford Yard Goats are returning home for a three-game weekend homestand against the Akron Rubberducks at Dunkin' Donuts Park. Friday's game will include a salute to local service members as part of Military Appreciation Night.
Gates will open at 6 p.m. with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. WWII veteran Fen Feigenbaum, 92, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.
Konner Wade (1-3, 2.63 ERA) will get the start for the Goats. Julian Merryweather (3-2, 2.89 ERA) will take the mound for the Fisher Cats.
The homestand continues on Saturday evening with a game, which will start at 6:05 p.m. Following the games Friday and Saturday nights against the AA-affiliate of the Cleveland Indians fans will be treated to fireworks.
The Yard Goats will wrap up the homestand on Sunday before a roadtrip to Bowie and Binghamton. First pitch for Sunday's game is 1:35 p.m. Promotions on Sunday include a baseball cap giveaway and Chompers' birthday celebration. Kids will also be able to run the bases after the game.
The Yard Goats next home series begins May 30 against Richmond.
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