September 25, 2013 - American Association (AA) - Grand Prairie AirHogs
The Grand Prairie AirHogs want to thank each and every one of you who came out to QuikTrip Park during the 2013 season. There is something very special about minor league baseball.
It was a challenging and exciting year on the field and to make the playoffs was quite an accomplishment for a team that won the Southern Division of the American Association on the very last day of the regular season.
The team survived numerous roster changes, created by injures and three players purchased by major league organizations, to battle its way to a playoff berth the third in the teams six-year history.
The front office, players and coaches all want to thank you for your incredible support. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed having you out to the ballpark. Heres to more great baseball in 2014.
Former AirHogs pitcher James Paxton is off to an incredible start with the Seattle Mariners. Since joining the big league club in early September, the lefty who pitched for the AirHogs at the start of the 2010 season, is 3-0 with a 1.50 ERA in four starts. The hard-throwing left-hander turned in a brilliant performance for the Mariners in a 4-0 win over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night at Safeco Field. Paxton tossed seven shutout innings, allowing just four hits and striking out 10 and walking none.
The AirHogs connection with the Long Island Ducks helped the Ducks win their opening round series in the Atlantic League. Former AirHogs pticher John Brownell dominated Game 1 with the complete game victory by giving up only two runs and striking out 12 in the 6-2 victory over the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. Long Island swept the Blue Crabs in three games. The Ducks will meet the Somerset Patriots in the championship series beginning on Wednesday night in Long Island. The three other former AirHogs pitchers helping Long Island include Nick DeBarr, Derek Blacksher andJosh Strawn.
Taste of Grand Prairie Thursday, Sept. 26
Remember the Taste of Grand Prairie is tomorrow (Thursday, Sept. 26) out here at QuikTrip Park from 4:00-8:30 p.m. The cost is only $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. The senior citizens hour is 4-5 p.m. The rest of the public is welcome from 5:00-8:30 p.m. Over 50 exhibitors will be on hand providing food samples and much more. It's a must see event in Grand Prairie.