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AirHogs get ready for August 16-18 series against the Diablos

August 15, 2013 - American Association (AA) - Grand Prairie AirHogs News Release

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - The Grand Prairie AirHogs open a three-game series with the El Paso Diablos Friday night at QuikTrip Park at 7:05 p.m. There are all kinds of unique promotions set for the weekend series. The AirHogs will play 13 of their last 16 regular season games at QuikTrip Park beginning on Friday night.

Upcoming Series against the El Paso Diablos August 16-18, at QuikTrip Park

Friday, August 16 at 7:05 p.m. - It's Grand Prairie Parks, Arts and Recreation Department Night. Select AirHogs players will meet and greet fans at the front gate. The first 100 fans through the gates will receive a FREE AirHogs foam finger.

Saturday, August 17 at 7:05 p.m. - It's Fireworks Night at QuikTrip Park as there is a big post-game fireworks show slated. It's also Brahmas Night as the hockey team will be honored before the game. And it's Boy Scout and Cub Scout Campout Night.

Sunday, August 18 at 6:05 p.m. - It's Family Sunday with $1 dollar hot dogs and $1 Pepsi products. Parents can play catch on the field before the game with their kids and then youngsters get to run the bases after the game. It's also Dog Day as fans who bring their dog to the game will receive a FREE Frisbee.

AIrHogs News

AirHogs pitcher Jared Mortensen had his contract purchased by the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday morning. The RHP was 4-6 with a 3.76 ERA for the AirHogs. He's slated to go to the Rays' High-A affiliate, the Charlotte Stone Crabs of the Florida State League. This marks the third AirHogs' player to have his contract purchased this season. Outfielder Aaron King joined the Boston Red Sox organization a couple of weeks into the season, while catcher Micah Gibbs had his contract purchased by the Kansas City Royals organization back on July 13.

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