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Tigers Host Pacific Baseball Community Night On Feb. 2

Jan 9, 2012

The Pacific baseball team will hold their annual Baseball Community Night on February 2nd at 5:00 p.m. at Stockton Golf & Country Club. The event, sponsored by the Paulsen Family and New York Life, is the Tigers' fifth annual Community Night.

This season's featured guests will be San Francisco Giants broadcasting team Mike Krukow and Duane Kuiper, who will be the keynote speakers. Also, Arizona Diamondbacks' pitcher Barry Enright, the St. Mary's High School graduate will receive the Professional Athlete of the Year Award presented by Utility Telephone, for his achievements in professional baseball.

Pacific junior infield Dustin Torchio, the Tigers 2011 team MVP and Big West batting champion, will be honored with the San Joaquin County Amateur Player of the Year Award, presented by Diamond Nuts.

Torchio, a Santa Cruz native, hit .369 last season with 11 doubles, 17 runs batted in and a .419 on-base percentage.

Pacific head coach Ed Sprague, an 11-year Major League Baseball veteran, will discuss the upcoming season, which gets underway on February 17th when the Tigers open a three-game, split-site series with 2011 NCAA College World Series finalist California. Pacific will visit Berkeley on February 17 and 19, with the Tigers playing host to the Golden Bears in the home opener on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. at Klein Family Field.

The event will feature interactive games for kids, along with a youth baseball equipment raffle. All children 12 & under will receive a free raffle ticket at the door.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please contact Pat Bennett at Focused Sports & Entertainment at (209) 473-6677.

The Pacific Community Night is presented by New York Life, Corto Olive, Diamond and Utility Telephone

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