JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown Tarp Skunks Baseball team will return to the field to play their first home game this Thursday at Russel E. Deithrick Jr. Park.
The team is currently gearing up for the season, with head coach Jordan Basile working diligently with the Skunks to even out the edges.
“I like what we have, I’m excited about the guys that we have,” explained Coach Basile. “I think we’re gonna have some wins, we’re gonna make the hometown proud.”
Playing in the West Division of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League, the Tarp Skunks are excited to get back to the field, and defend their Western Division Crown.
“Feeling great, just ready to get out there and show the fans of Jamestown what we can do,” stated Pitcher Patrick Demarco.
“Very excited,” says Pitcher Richard King. “This is my first time experiencing anything like this, so I’m very excited to get on the field and represent the Tarp Skunks.”
“Yeah I’m excited,” stated pitcher Tucker Fenton. “Hoping to get out here, get a few innings, help the team out.”
Coach Basile believes that fan support is a determining factor in how the players perform.
“I hope that we see everybody at the park like we did last year,” explained Coach Basile. “I know these guys out here love seeing love seeing everybody come support them, and we can’t get enough of that.”
As for the players they only have one thing to say.
“Lets get stinky baby,” exclaimed Pitcher Ian Korn. “Lets get stinky.”
The Tarp Skunks play Thursday night with the first pitch at 6:30 p.m. and a tailgate party starting at 5 p.m. concluding with fireworks.
Ticket prices range from $6 for bleacher seats, $8 for grandstand seating, and $13 for reserved seating. Seniors, military, and kids receive a $1 discount on all tickets.