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STRONG PITCHING HELPS GLORY WIN BACK TO BACK!

 

Dominate pitching performances by Ben O'Reilly and Drew Fittry over the Sacramento Spikes help the team get back to back wins over the weekend.  During Friday's game, O'Reilly had six dominate innings over the Spikes, facing just 2 over the minimum before being knocked out of the game by a line drive back to his ankle.  He struck out 9 Spikes players and walked just one before heading out to the 7th inning.  Ryan Heinle came on in relief and Michael Rishwain made it exciting, but the Glory held on to a 6-5 win over the spikes in a very close game.

On Saturday, at Salvation Army Night, the night got off to a great start with a great rendition of the National Anthem by Alexandria Ross, a Junior at Tokay High School and daughter of Captain Martin Ross.  Captain Ross threw out the first pitch (which was a bit high and wide!) but then the Glory pitching got much better.  Drew Fittry took the mound and tossed a gem for the Glory while being backed by very active bats.

The Glory are back at home tonight (Sunday) for a 5:10p start.  Come out and watch tonights game and see if the Glory can go back to back to back!

GLORY NAME 6 TO ALL STAR TEAM

 

The California Glory have named 6 players to the Pacific West Baseball League All Star Team.  The All Star game will be played in Lodi at Tony Zupo Field on Thursday, July 18th.  Festivities kick off with a Home Run Derby at 5:00p and the All Star Game begins at 7:10p.  The All Stars from the Pacific West Baseball League will take on the All Stars from the Sacramento Rural League. 
 
Glory players who were selected to the team include:
 
Drew Fittry - Drew is a Senior at Niagara University in New York.  He is a starting RHP for the Glory and had an overall record of 2-2 with a 2.57 ERA, including 26 strikeouts over 31 2/3 innings pitched. 
 
Taylor Hackett - Taylor is also from Niagara University and is listed as a middle infielder.  Taylor had a batting average of .405 and an OBP of .488.
 
Matt Vera - Matt is a local player who graduated from Tokay High School and red shirted at Delta College last season.  Matt played shortstop for the Glory and batted .375 for the season with an OBP of .521.
 
Eric Webber - Eric is another local talent having graduated from St. Mary's High School and attends Georgetown University.  Eric is a catcher for the Glory.  During the season Eric batted .318 with an OBP of .548.
 
Christian Kahler - Christian graduated from Enochs High School in Modesto and attends Modesto Jr. College.  He plays 2nd base.  For the Glory this year, Christian batted .385 with a .571 OBP.
 
Matt Burrows - Matt is a starting RHP for the Glory.  In league play Matt was 1-1.  He pitched 14 innings while striking out 13 and giving up 6 walks.

The Glory would like to congratulate these players for making the All Star Team.  Plenty of Glory Baseball left at Zupo Field, there are still 10 home games left to play!

GLORY ADD STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

 

The California Glory have brought on a new team photographer.  TJ Spencer, an award winning staff photographer for Tokay High School has come on board to enhance the Glory's facebook page and websites.  TJ has won such awards as 1st Place - Lodi Art Center, JEA National competiition - Honorable Mention, Jostens National Photo Contest - Honorable Mention, School is Cool contest - honorable mention.  TJ does all kinds of photography but her awards center around sports. She will be a Junior this year at Tokay and is on the yearbook staff.   We are lucky to have her as part of the Glory team - welcome aboard!  

GLORY TRY TO GIVE AWAY $10K

 

Yogurt in Love, Lodi's newest and largest frozen yogurt and coffee house, is the sponsor for the $10,000 Triple Play Giveaway.  If the California Glory turn a triple play during any of their home games, someone will win $10,000!  All you need to do is come to the park, put your ticket stub in the container and you are ready to win!  Season ticket holders are automatically entered into the drawing, even if they can't come to the park.  Come out and root your Glory team on today!

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