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Dash Top 10 – #1: Record crowd watches Fourth of July game

The 2014 season is in the books, and there were many great moments throughout the summer. Here is the full list of the Dash Top 10.

Previous moments:
#10 – Shortest MiLB game in 2014
#9 – DeMichele’s five-hit, five-run effort
#8 – Buckner’s controversial walk-off blast
#7 – Narvaez’s two-homer Dash debut
#6 – Danish tosses six no-hit innings
#5 – Anderson rescues Dash with walk-off homer
#4 – Team names “Big Kev” MVP
#3 – Wendelken overshadows Rodon’s debut
#2 – Bucciferro’s takes no-hitter into ninth

Moment #1 – July 4
8,184 fans watch Fourth of July game

A record crowd of 8,184 enjoyed postgame fireworks on July 4 (Photo via Andrew Dye/Winston-Salem Journal).

A record crowd of 8,184 enjoyed postgame fireworks on July 4 (Photo via Andrew Dye/Winston-Salem Journal).

Even though the Dash did not post a great record, the 2014 season included some fantastic moments, many of which we have rehashed over the last couple of weeks. However, these milestones, awards and records would not have been possible without one important thing…

You.

The Winston-Salem Dash enjoy success, both on and off the field, due to the unending support from the fans. Since moving into BB&T Ballpark in 2010, more than 1.5 million fans have enjoyed Dash baseball here in the Triad. Only one other organization in Class A-Advanced baseball has welcomed more fans during this span than the Dash.

A year ago, a single-game record 7,576 fans took in the Dash’s Fourth of July game, which took place despite a rough weather evening. This year, Winston-Salem residents experienced a picture-perfect Fourth of July weekend.

This weather contributed to an even bigger attendance figure on July 4. For the first time in BB&T Ballpark history, a whopping total of 8,184 spectators watched Wilmington’s 5-0 win over Winston-Salem.

Even though the game did not go the way that Dash fans desired, the atmosphere were electric. The concourses were jam-packed. The place to be in the Triad was BB&T Ballpark, because of both the game and the fireworks.

This community has embraced the Dash organization, and that fact was more evident on July 4 than on any other night.

Thanks to each and every one of you who attended a Dash game in 2014. You are the reason why the Dash recorded another incredibly successful season.

Our Dash Top 10 for 2014 is in the books. Stay tuned for more offseason news and notes here on the Dash Board.

- Brian

By The Fans, For The Fans

In Winston-Salem’s 3-0 win over Carolina last night, a crowd of 6,963 fans filled BB&T Ballpark. It was the largest crowd of the season and the 12th-largest in BB&T Ballpark history. The atmosphere was tremendous, and the Dash used it to push their division lead to two-and-a-half games.

During the game, our twitter feed was going crazy with support from our fans. Here are some of those tweets from the last two games, both featuring tremendous crowds and important wins.

@DPFINGST_16: Perfect night for @WSDashBaseball with @madikirkman (Photo below)

@MarciaByerly: @WSDashBaseball we’re watching on TV for first time and loving it but enjoy being there even more!

@NanaLili3507: Watching @WSDashBaseball on My 48!!!! Go Dash!!!

@maggiemay1991: Come on @WSDashBaseball let’s win this game, please!

@firststreet: Spending Friday night on the party deck with @WSDashBaseball …I love this place!

@TOPolk: I just got a shoutout from the commentators doing the @WSDashBaseball! Won’t lie, that totally made my night.

@FriarTuck00: Celebrating Graham’s 10th birthday at the @WSDashBaseball! (Photo below)

@CostnerMarie: Wouldn’t want to be anywhere else other than at the @WSDashBaseball game on this beautiful Friday night

@cwbunting: Turned out to be a great night @WSDashBaseball! Very nice out & fireworks later!

@JStrizzy18: My tweet was just on the @WSDashBaseball LED board. My life is now complete.

@AreSDubya: Watching @WSDashBaseball on #My48 tonight, hope to see more games on TV when I’m unable to attend. GO DASH!

@DPFINGST_16: Always a great night with the @WSDashBaseball on fireworks friday! Special shout out to lefty from the dash pack! #RallyHats @madikirkman

@CorrieLE: Krispy Kreme donuts + @WSDashBaseball game = #winning! :) (Photo below)

@Boysfanforever: @WSDashBaseball Tyvm… Made it to the game… Right behind the home dugout… Had a BLAST… This was my 2nd game and I LOVED IT. #GODASH

@twilitencowboys: @WSDashBaseball Just have to say that I love Dash and I love JJ and Sarah! They are amazing! Oh and I can’t forget Bolt! :)

@crboesch: @WSDashBaseball Here is to the very nice staff that make a Dash baseball game so enjoyable! Thank You and GO DASH!

@NarleyNate: Will we see Dan Black’s SWEET mullet tonight at the game? Keep your eyes peeled. @WSDashBaseball #sweetmullet

@mcneil_13: @WSDashBaseball from center field (Photo below)

@JStrizzy18: Nothing better on a Saturday night than a @WSDashBaseball game!

@CorrieLE: Watching the @WSDashBaseball play on this beautiful evening in #NC! #WSDash #baseball (Photo below)

@WFdeaconZM49: Nice night for a good Ol’ Dash Game, shoutout to Daniel Wagner from Kannapolis @WSDashBaseball

@beinquirky: @WSDashBaseball 3 outs! #BottomOfTheFourth (Photo below)

@jrbassitt: How does the Dash Bullpen spell relief? P. E. T. R. I. C. K. A.

@maggiemay1991: @WSDashBaseball got the win! Way to go Dash!! 33-21! 1st Place! love these boys!

@RealMarkJames: Ballgame over! @WSDashBaseball Wins! 3-0 over the Carolina Mudcats. Great game.
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Thanks to everyone who attended, listened, watched, and tweeted. It was a fun two days, and the Dash look to continue their great play today at 2 p.m. Talk to you at 1:45 on the Pre-Game Dash.

- Brian

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