THE LARGEST CROWD IN SMOKIES STADIUM HISTORY SHOWS UP FOR STAR WARS NIGHT

7,958 in attendance breaks a record, but Smokies fall 3-1 to Montgomery

By Tennessee Smokies | May 13, 2017 11:00 PM ET

Sevierville, TN - Jen-Ho Tseng pitched seven innings of one run baseball, but it wasn't enough as the Smokies fell 3-1 to the Montgomery Biscuits in front of 7,958, the largest crowd in Smokies Stadium history. The massive crowd topped the 7,902 that was previously the most in history set on May 14 of 2016.

 

It was the annual Star Wars Night at Smokies Stadium, with the first 1,000 fans receiving a light saber and the series' characters on display all night. The fans stuck around after the game for the first fireworks show of the year, which was especially majestic with the multicolored light sabers lighting up the stands, while the multicolored fireworks lit up the sky.

 

Justin O'Conner began the scoring for the Biscuits, blasting a solo shot into the left field seats. The home run was the only score the Biscuits would get off Jen Ho Tseng, who picked up his first loss in seven starts this season. Hunter Wood opposed Tseng for the Biscuits and pitched masterfully, only giving up one hit in six innings of work. Stephen Perakslis gave up two runs in the ninth inning, to give the Biscuits a three nothing lead. Carlos Penalver would single in the only run of the game for the Smokies in the ninth inning.  

 

The Smokies and Biscuits will do it over again tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. The contest will be a U.S. Cellular Family Fun Day and is also Mother's Day. Every Mother in attendance tomorrow can receive a free rose at the fan assistance booth.

 

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The Tennessee Smokies are the Double-A affiliate of the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. Members of the ten-team Southern League, Smokies baseball has been entertaining families and fans of America's national pastime in the East Tennessee region for over 100 years. To learn more about the Tennessee Smokies, visit www.smokiesbaseball.com

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