Clearwater Threshers — Country Night at Bright House Field

By on July 14, 2011

Country Night Concert Announced!                                                                                                                                      courtesy of the Clearwater Threshers

 The Clearwater Threshers have announced that Country Night on August 5, 2011 will feature a post-game concert by recording artists Chase Rice and Florida Georgia Line. Both acts will be performing after the Threshers play a 6:30 p.m. contest against Tampa Yankees at Bright House Field.

 Chase Rice released a full length album titled Friday Night and Sunday Mornings in 2009 and Country as Me earlier this year which features his top hit, “Buzz Back”. He is a young, up-and-coming artist who is gaining prominence in the Nashville, Tenn. area. Fans may already be familiar with Rice who was on the cast of Survivor: Nicaragua in 2010 and placed second on the CBS program.

 Florida Georgia Line will open for Rice as the band features a pair of talented performers who play on the Nashville circuit. The duo released their first album “Anything Like Me” this past year which includes the popular song “Black Tears”. The two formed their act while studying at Belmont, one of the nation’s most prominent music business universities.

 The concert at Bright House Field will be held post-game with a full stage set-up including lights. The line-up will consist of Florida Georgia Line opening for Chase Rice.

Be sure to check back with threshersbaseball.com as more information will be released.

 Black Honkeys rescheduled for July 28

 Due to a rain-out on July 8, the Black Honkeys has been rescheduled for Thursday, July 28 after the Threshers play the Bradenton Marauders. Game time is currently set for 7 p.m. but is subject to change.

 One of the hottest local bands in Central Florida, the Black Honkeys will be sure to keep you movin’ and groovin’ all night long with feel-good motown soul music. The band has a huge list of cover songs from groups including, but not limited to: The Spinners, Three Dog Night, Four Tops, Al Green, James Brown, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Kool & The Gang and many many more.  On top of covering such amazing bands and unforgettable classics, The Black Honkeys, write their own funky, booty shakin’ jams that will have you dancing all night long.

 Call 727-467-4457, visit the Bright House Field ticket office or click here to purchase your tickets!
 
Trevor May and Darin Ruf sweep FSL Player of the Week Awards

For the second time in three weeks, the Clearwater Threshers sweep the Florida State League Player and Pitcher of the Week Award. Pitcher Trevor May gets his second award of the season and Darin Ruf is honored for the first time for the period of July 4-10.

Ruf, 24, registered a .632 batting average after going 12-for-19 in six games. The Nebraska native had three straight multi-hit games from July 4-6, including a 4-for-5 performance on July 6 against Brevard County. Ruf also hit a pair of home runs and tallied eight RBI in that span.

May earned his second pitcher of the week award of the season after turning in his first-career complete-game shutout. The 21-year-old accomplished the feat in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday, July 9 against the Jupiter Hammerheads. May went all seven innings and allowed just one hit, a leadoff single in the second inning.

Click here to read the full release.
 
Pitch For Pink around the corner!

The biggest fundraiser of the season, Pitch For Pink returns to Bright House Field on July 22 at 6:30 p.m. when the Fort Myers Miracle come to Clearwater. As done in the past, the Threshers will wear special pink uniforms to support the fight against breast cancer. The jerseys, along with various other specialty items will be auctioned off with proceeds benefiting the Morton Plant Mease Foundation.

This year’s Pitch For Pink will feature a new pre-game event designed to raise more money and allow more members of the community to contribute. A celebrity softball game will be played at 4:30 p.m. as several media personalities and professional athletes have committed to participating. Anyone can play in the game for $200 with all proceeds going to the foundation.

For more information about how to participate or how you can contribute to the event, contact Amanda Koch at 727-712-4405.

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