nl nr

S&A Sponsored H-Leaguers Witness Akron Aeros Stump New Hampshire Fisher Cats at Little League Night at Canal Park

           S&A, taking a proactive approach in sponsoring local youth athletics, invited the little leaguers and their families to a night out at Canal Park as the Akron Aeros hosted the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (an affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays) on Wednesday, August 2, 2006.

            The Akron Aeros creamed the New Hampshire Fisher Cats relying significantly upon the bat of right-fielder Ryan Goleski.  Goleski went four for four at the plate, hitting two home runs and having three RBI’s.


            “This is a perfect way to conclude a little league baseball season . . . no better way to show little leaguers the fundamentals than to watch a minor league baseball game”, stated Eric Skidmore.  S&A sponsored the H-League White Sox in the North Akron Baseball Association (“NABA”).

            “We sponsored this team of approximately 11-12 youngsters who experienced approximately 106 hours of instructional practice and game playing over a three-month period this summer . . . the boys and their families earned and deserved a night out watching the minor leaguers”, Skidmore added.

            “I had to laugh because we used this experience to informally test the youngsters by putting them in situational offenses and defenses depending upon how the minor leaguers played the game.  At one of these moments, a base runner for the Fisher Cats was rounding third and coming home on a base hit, however, everyone in the whole park saw that he missed third base, including our little leaguers”, Skidmore said.  “The Aeros appealed to the third base umpire who agreeingly called the base runner out wherein the Fisher Cats third base coach was argumentatively thrown out of the game, followed by the head coach . . . not exactly the message that we wanted to send our youngsters”, laughed Skidmore.

            “I can’t say enough about how kind the Akron Aeros have been to us . . . they make it easy to sponsor these events by reducing ticket prices . . . they even gave us vouchers redeemable for other games, including playoff games”, complimented Skidmore.  “One of our kids got a foul ball souvenir, while another received a game used broken bat which reinforced and helped pique their interest in athletics”, added Skidmore.