Fourth of July at BB&T Ballpark

Since moving into BB&T Ballpark in 2010, the Dash have hosted a pair of games on the Fourth of July. They return home tomorrow night to do it once more as they begin an eight-game homestand with the first of four against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Here are some pictures from the first two Fourth of July games in the park’s history.

July 4, 2011:

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With plenty of military men and women in attendance, the festivities kicked off with a military-themed first pitch.

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Bolt was in a festive mood, getting ready to fire some T-shirts into the crowd of 6,546.

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Dash fans were treated to some beautiful scenes prior to the game, but once the game began it was all about the Salem Red Sox who jumped out to an 8-1 lead and withstood a Dash rally to win 9-7.

July 4, 2012:

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Dash fans packed BB&T Ballpark last Fourth of July, setting a new ballpark record with 7,285 in attendance.

070412_JS-0180The berm was packed with Dash fans too last year, however fans looked on as the Dash surrendered six runs in the second inning on their way to an 8-4 loss to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans.

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The festivities wrapped with a fireworks show after the game, concluding a record-setting day at BB&T Ballpark.

The Dash host Myrtle Beach tomorrow at BB&T Ballpark with the 7 p.m. game to be followed by an extended fireworks show presented by our friends at WilcoHess. We are expecting another huge crowd, so we hope to see you there!

- Rob

(Thanks to Steve Orcutt, Jody Stewart, and Dan Barber for their photographic skills shown above)

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