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Sand Gnats Annual 'Pink in the Park' this Saturday, May 11

May 7, 2013

Savannah, GA - On Saturday, May 11, the Savannah Sand Gnats join forces with the Coastal Georgia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to bring awareness to breast cancer and raise funds for local breast health programs and critical breast cancer research.

As in years past, Sand Gnats players will take the field in special pink jerseys. Throughout the game, fans are encouraged to bid on each jersey. After the game, the highest bidders will be presented with their jersey by their respective player.

The Sand Gnats will donate All proceeds of the pink jersey auction to Komen Coastal Georgia. Pink bases and coaches jerseys will also be auctioned.

"It's a great night for a great cause," says President John Katz.

Any breast cancer survivors who participated in the most recent Savannah Race for the Cure on April 13 are asked to wear their race t-shirt for free admission to the baseball game.

Fans are encouraged to stay afterward for a free fireworks show.




This will be the first full four-game series at home against the Rome Braves for the Sand Gnats, Thursday May 9 to Sunday May 12. After two different split series in April, the Sand Gnats are 3-4 against the Braves (one game had been postponed due to inclement weather). Probable pitchers are RHP Gabriel Ynoa (3-2, 3.49), RHP Steven Matz (1-0, 1.96), RHP Rainy Lara (4-1, 1.45) and LHP Matthew Koch (1-1, 6.75). Enjoy half off small sodas and draft beers on Thirsty Thursday presented by Budweiser.

The Savannah Sand Gnats, the Class-A affiliate of the New York Mets, is a professional minor league baseball team and a member of the South Atlantic League. Savannah plays its home games at Historic Grayson Stadium in Savannah, Georgia, just minutes from downtown Savannah. Historic Grayson Stadium is situated within Savannah's Daffin Park, creating a unique atmosphere and a "Park within a Park" setting. Follow the Savannah Sand Gnats at, on Facebook at and on twitter at @gnatsbaseball.