Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Trip to Skeeter-land

Last Wednesday I made trip down in southwest Houston to visit my relatives. While there I caught Sugar Land Skeeters game. I made that trek down to Constellation Field on Highway 6 for Atlantic League baseball. Skeeters took on Camden Riversharks that night.
A state of art retro style stadium greeted me. Seats stretching from left side of the outfield all the way to first base foul lines along with berm grass seating. In centerfield a large scoreboard by centerfield held on Texas-shape board. It also have two scoreboards hanging on skyboxes as well manual one located on left side of outfield wall. There's a pool located behind left field wall. The bullpens located at right field wall. The pitchers have shade from the humid Houston heat.

 The team mascot is a mosquito name Swatson. Both teams featured players that has MLB experience such as recently signed Delwyn Young, Joel Guzman, Denny Almonte, Sean Gallagher, James Parr, Fu-Ti Ne to name a few.
Skeeters have banners of MLB players that played for them including Tracy McGrady short stint.
Rocket two game stint got him immortalized in Skeeters banner. Kazmir return to the majors started in Sugar Land
J-Lane road transition to pitcher landed him there as well
From NBA to independent baseball. After striking out his only batter he called it quits
68 game stint from last year got him immortalize in banner as well
Your starting lineup
Starting pitchers for the game were Matt Maloney (Skeeters) and Sam Gleason (Rversharks). Denny Almonte got Skeeters on the board first with two-run shot in the first.
I can hit the ball with my eyes closed
Riversharks knocked deficit 2-1 when Joel Guzman scored. Travis Scott singled Dustin Martin in make in the 3rd making it 3-1. Riversharks bite back when Paddy Matera score on wild pitch in the 5th. Skeeters stung back when Scott singles Beamer Weems in making in 4-2. Skeeters would put in a run in the 7th then again in the 8th. Despite Jeremy Barfield homerun it wasn't enough as Skeeters won 6-3.
Former Midland Rockhound Jeremy Barfield
Joel Guzman tosses a ball to a fan
Travis Scott
Fu-Ti Ne
Derek Blacksher warms up
Derrick Loop pumped up
I had fun time there. Give this stadium a visit when Skeeters are playing. Free parking and cheap seats. Players trying work their way to MLB contract. What can you ask for?

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