Community Shows Support For Jamestown Baseball Team

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JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown Tarp Skunks took to the field for the first time this year Thursday night. Kicking off with a community tailgate party.

The first pitch of the game started at 6:30 p.m. with the party getting into gear hours earlier. Bringing in all sorts of people, from fans of the sport, to those looking to get out of the house. Including the President of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame Randy Anderson. 

“I’m a huge Tarp Skunks fan,” stated Anderson. “I’m here tonight on the opener, and I’ll be here at every other home game this year. I can’t wait.”  

The Tailgate party consisted of vendors, food trucks, live music, and even a special guest to surprise those that were there. 

“I’m just excited to come see the Tarp Skunks play,“ says Ryan Boesch. “Home opener, and excited for the live music and excited for a good game tonight.” 

Many that came out, including 12-year old Brayden Frank, were excited to see the Tarp Skunks play, despite the rain.

“It’s really fun, and I can’t wait to see the game,” says Frank.

In their home opener against the Olean Oilers, The tarp skunks won 2-0, returning to Jamestown against Newark, Monday.


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