The Pawsox take on the Omaha Storm Chasers in a showdown game tonight for the national championship.
The Storm Chasers won the national championship last year, while the Pawsox lost it to Reno back in 2012. But the Pawsox are riding high after beating the Durham Bulls for the Governor’s Cup. Team spokesman Bill Wanless said the $72.5 million Red Sox recruit, Rusney Castillo, has been a real asset to the team.
The Pawsox won their first game in the Governor’s Cup finals, beating the Durham Bulls Tuesday night 3 – 2. This was the first time Rusney Castillo played with the Pawsox. He’s the Cuban outfielder who just signed a $72.5 million contract with the Red Sox. Team spokesman Bill Wanless said Castillo has been welcomed by both teammates and fans.
It will be a busy night for baseball fans and political junkies – as the primary votes are being counted, the Pawsox will play the first game in the Governor’s Cup finals. The Pawsox take on the Durham Bulls at McCoy Stadium.
Rusney Castillo, the Cuban outfielder generating buzz for the Red Sox, will be playing for the Pawsox. The Red Sox landed the Cuban defector with a seven-year, $72.5 million contract. Now local fans will get their first glimpse of him in person before heading up to Boston.
A strong PawSox team is ready to take on the Charlotte Knights starting tonight. The PawSox aren't planning on any major changes for the upcoming series tonight.
After being on the road against Louisville, Indianapolis, and the home series against Syracuse, the PawSox have won eight out of their last ten games. The PawSox are having a successful 2013 season. Manager Gary DiSarcina said he doesn’t believe in making any drastic changes preparing for Charlotte.
The PawSox beat the Syracuse Chiefs 10 – 3 Sunday at McCoy Stadium. During the game, Mitch Maier hit a homer in the bottom of the fourth inning. That boosted the PawSox to a two run lead 4 - 2. Left Fielder Jeremy Hazelbaker said it’s all about settling down at the plate.
“I feel well it’s been going good, you know I’m trying to get into a groove right now keeping a consistent swing and keep my approach going to the plate a bat from a bat," said Hazelbaker. "Just slowing things down and relaxing and not getting to jumpy at the plate.”
The PawSox beat the Syracuse Chiefs 5 – 3. Allen Webster opened the game with great pitching, striking out a total of 6 batters. With fans at a season high of 10,376 in attendance, they gave the team a boost for their second win at home. After a week of being on the road picking up 5 wins from Louisville and Indianapolis, Manager Gary DiSarcina is happy with the team and the decisions he is making.
The PawSox came out with their second win in the 4 game series against the Indianapolis Indians at McCoy stadium Tuesday. The Pawsox were ahead 9 – 6 before the 8th inning until the Indians hit a home run scoring two points. The PawSox still came out on top ultimately carrying out a 9 – 8 win. Manager Gary Disarcina had this to say about the PawSox current schedule.
“We are excited to enjoy our day off and I think you know day offs don’t come around here.. So we are going to enjoy our day off and then we will get back at it with Louisville, and play baseball!”
The PawSox gave it up to the Indianapolis Indians 8 - 4 Monday at McCoy stadium. Jerry Sands batted a grand slam in the first inning of the game giving the Indians a big lead while making it tough for the PawSox to comeback throughout the game.
PawSox Manger Gary DiSarcina has a few words to say applied towards improvement for the last game against Indy Tuesday. "Pitch a little bit better, our defense has been solid, run the bases good," said DiSarcina, "and like I said be a little more clutch at the plate."
The Pawsox beat the Indianapolis Indians 11 – 3. That’s thanks to the PawSox defense and Allen Webster’s pitching in the first 5 innings. Webster struck out 6 batters in a row with the 7th following later. PawSox manager Gary Disarcina says Webster was great however there is still room for improvement.
The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority is trying something new to make it easier for PawSox fans to get to McCoy Stadium.
For Sunday Home Games beginning May 19th, fans may be picked up at Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence for the games. Regular one way fare is $2.00 and a total of $4.00 for a round trip. Fans may also buy regular monthly passes for $62.00. Twenty Minutes after the game, fans are able to catch a ride back to Kennedy plaza. RIPTA and the PawSox plan to continue to promote the service to fans during each game.