Yard Goats Salute the Military Tonight

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.

Tickets are available for the weekend series through the Yard Goats.

The Yard Goats next home series begins May 30 against Richmond.

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