Enjoyed watching the Clinton Lumberkings' mascot, Louie the Lumberking, definitely one of the better looking ones. He seemed to be all over the place and hammed it up for poses with kids.
The "Star-Spangled Banner" was sung by the fifth grade chorus from a school in Morrison, Illinois, about 12 miles away. First pitch was right at the scheduled time, 6:30 PM with game-time temperature at 81 degrees. The first Beloit Snapper to strike out got the pa system recording of Chicago White Sox announcer Hawk Harrelson saying, "HE GONE!!!"
We've been in a bit of a slump here in Clinton, with the team losing the ast 5-6 games, so we were happy to have the LumberKings put up four runs in tne 3rd inning on a wild pitch, several errors and several hits.
I saw a whole bunch of guys sitting right behind home plate taking notes and one had a speed gun. I imagine that they were baseball scouts.
More to Come. --RoadDog