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Attendance up about 25 percent for Mariners

PULASKI — Minor league baseball appears to have made a splash in Pulaski this year, with average attendance estimated to be up by about 25 percent over 2006 figures.
Pulaski Town Manager John Hawley said average attendance at this year’s games is running in the 1,000 to 1,100 people per game range. He said he believes the average attendance in 2006 was around 800.
Hawley said it is important for the community to come out to the games and show support for the team in order to keep baseball at Calfee Park.
“This was a one-time deal with the Mariners,” he said, referring to the fact the franchise signed a one-year contract with Pulaski. “We need to show them we want them to stay.”
As of Friday, the Mariners were in first place in the Appalachian League standings.
Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine is slated to start off the Friday, July 25, game by throwing the ceremonial first pitch. The game begins at 7 p.m. with the Pulaski Mariners taking on the Burlington Royals.
That night is seniors’ night. Senior citizens will receive a dollar off the price of admission with proper identification.
The Mariners return home July 23, with a six-game stretch against Burlington (July 23-25) and the Princeton Rays (July 26-28).

Attendance up about 25 percent for Mariners

PULASKI — Minor league baseball appears to have made a splash in Pulaski this year, with average attendance estimated to be up by about 25 percent over 2006 figures.
Pulaski Town Manager John Hawley said average attendance at this year’s games is running in the 1,000 to 1,100 people per game range. He said he believes the average attendance in 2006 was around 800.
Hawley said it is important for the community to come out to the games and show support for the team in order to keep baseball at Calfee Park.
“This was a one-time deal with the Mariners,” he said, referring to the fact the franchise signed a one-year contract with Pulaski. “We need to show them we want them to stay.”
As of Friday, the Mariners were in first place in the Appalachian League standings.
Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine is slated to start off the Friday, July 25, game by throwing the ceremonial first pitch. The game begins at 7 p.m. with the Pulaski Mariners taking on the Burlington Royals.
That night is seniors’ night. Senior citizens will receive a dollar off the price of admission with proper identification.
The Mariners return home July 23, with a six-game stretch against Burlington (July 23-25) and the Princeton Rays (July 26-28).