Grand Haven Tribune: Muskegon Clippers kick off week-long homestand
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Muskegon Clippers kick off week-long homestand

Tribune Staff • Jul 2, 2019 at 1:43 AM

The Muskegon Clippers, the Lakeshore’s nearest Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League baseball team, is celebrating Independence Day with a six-game homestand this week, extending from today through Sunday.

The Sizzling Summer Six-game Homestand at Marsh Field includes several special event nights to entertain fans during a hot week of weather.

Tuesday’s game against the Grand Lake Mariners is Boys and Girls Club Night. More than 40 local kids from the Boys and Girls Club will be joining the Clippers for their first baseball game.

Muskegon will finish its series with the Mariners on Wednesday and Thursday with 7:05 p.m. and 5:05 p.m. start times, respectively.

Friday will feature doubleheader action vs. the St. Clair Green Giants with a pair of seven-inning games. Gates will open at 4 p.m.

Saturday brings the Green Giants back to Marsh Field for Muskegon’s second annual Clippers Clobber Cancer Game. The team will wear special one-time-only jerseys that will be auctioned off with half the proceeds going to the Helen Devos Children’s Hospital Cancer Center. The jerseys and other baseball items can be found at www.muskegonclippers.com

The homestand will conclude Sunday with the inaugural Bands, Brews and Baseball event vs. the Green Giants, featuring a pregame performance by local band Country Current.

Country Current performs new country hits from contemporary country music radio and covers some of the hottest current artists, including Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, John Pardi, Florida Georgia Line, Midland and more. They will be performing before the game beginning at 4 p.m. with first pitch scheduled for 5:05 p.m.

The Clippers are members of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League, which is a developmental league for college athletes from across the country. The league is sanctioned and supported by Major League Baseball, but the athletes are not paid as to preserve their amateur NCAA status.

Game tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens, $3 for students, $2 for children ages 5-12 and free for children younger than 5. There is also special pricing for season tickets, a half-season 10-game flex package and group sales.

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