|SteepleCats Take On The Nighthawks In Home Opener|
|By John Wood, North Adams SteepleCats|
12:32PM / Thursday, June 07, 2018
|The North SteepleCats take on the Upper Valley Nighthawks today at 6:30.|
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — NECBL Baseball makes its return to Joe Wolfe Field today as the North Adams SteepleCats host the Upper Valley Nighthawks in the North Adams home opener.
North Adams looks to bounce back after a 9-3 loss was handed to them by the Danbury Westerners on Opening Day last Tuesday. However, this will be Upper Valley’s first game of the season as their Opening Night against the Ocean State Waves was postponed due to rain.
Pitcher Christopher Cepeda of St Thomas Aquinas College makes his start on the mound for the Cats, who maintained a 2.96 ERA after pitching 82 innings this season, helping St Thomas Aquinas capture the East Coast Conference Tournament Championship.
On the mound making his first start for the Nighthawks will be Ryan Parker out of the University of West Georgia. The 6’4” junior boasted a 5.25 ERA with 41 strikeouts in his 2018 collegiate season.
Tonight’s game is sponsored by MountainOne. Look for their table just inside the gates for exciting giveaways.
The gates at Joe Wolfe Field will open at 5:30 with the first pitch at 6:30. Buy your tickets online at www.steeplecats.org or at the Ticket Booth outside Gate A on the first base side one hour prior to the game’s start.