It was a great night at McBride stadium as RiverRats fans watched their team win their final game at home.
The stadium filled with cheers (and bells provided by the Salvation Army) each time the team scored or the other team struck out. It was a perfect night for baseball with clear skies, a slight cool breeze and families and friends enjoying the game.
Rivvie the RiverRat sported a lovely pink bra with a nice polka dot bow in support of Breast Cancer Research. One lucky fan won a basket of goodies from the raffle held by the breast cancer awareness table.
Children were involved in activities in the field in including musical chairs and a quick round of water balloon toss. One fan got really excited about winning, leaping into the air (see picture below). They also received several giveaways from sponsors including baseballs, pizza coupons, stress balls, balloons and more.
Fans cheered the victorious winners of last night’s game and the team proudly marched off to the dugout. Host families were honored again this year for providing a home to one of the players, at the end of the game.
Everyone anticipated the fireworks display which was sponsored by Reid Hospital, and well they should have as they turned out to be spectacular. All in all a great evening. Season tickets are available for next year. Thanks to our own RiverRats team for a great year!
(To see more pictures of the RiverRats final game you can go to GoWayneCounty on our Facebook site).