Last night spectators arrived early for the opening night of the Richmond RiverRats game. Even with an imminent storm approaching, a decent crowd gathered for this special night.
The home team played a great game as clouds rolled in and ultimately lightning at the bottom of the 6th inning. The RiverRats were ahead 5-1 over their rivals, Lorain County, when the game was put into a 15 minute delay to watch the weather.
At this time the winners of both the GoWayneCounty Basket giveaway and the free Featured Business Directory listing were drawn. Jonathan Nelson and family won the basket valued at over 150.00 in merchandise and gift certificates. (see picture). Susan Miller won the free Business Directory listing for her business “Jazzercise.” (see picture- note our new GWC t-shirt design). We would like to thank the following for sponsoring the basket:
- Joy Ann Bakery
- Play n Trade
- Yellow Kitty Salon
- Welcome Inn
- Author, Jamie Wessler
- Cookbook Editor, Patricia McDaniel
- E Street Pub
- & Richmond/Wayne County Tourism Bureau & Visitors Center
In the mean time the decision was made to go ahead with fireworks as the team covered the field with tarp. So with a cool breeze blowing into the stadium after a steamy night, the first fireworks show of the season commenced. As you will see from the video below – it was quite a display which was reportedly sponsored by Reid Hospital.
You will find more pictures of opening night at our Go Wayne County Facebook site. To follow the schedule for the season you can visit the RichmondRiverRats.com website, and it is also linked to the GWC site. If you can’t make a game, you can listen to them live from GoWayneCounty.com.