Bryan-College Station, TX – In their very first season of play, the Brazos Valley Bombers are headed for the postseason.
The Bombers clinched a playoff spot before they even took the field on Friday night when the Colleyville LoneStars fell to the Coppell Copperheads, eliminating the LoneStars from playoff contention. The Copperheads and Bombers will advance to the Divisional Series of the TCL playoffs; the two teams are still vying for first place with three nights remaining in the regular season.
The Bombers will host their first-ever home playoff game on either Monday or Tuesday, depending on where they finish in the division. That first home playoff game is sure to be a celebration, with both pre-game and post-game festivities planned.
Prior to the game, the B’s have teamed up with Montelongo’s Fine Jewelry and Candy 95 to present the “Diamond In The Rough” promotion to give away almost $7,500 in gemstones – including a ½-carat diamond worth $2,500! All women 18 and over will be eligible, with 20 finalists guaranteed to win. 19 of the finalists will each receive a “Bomber Blue” topaz worth $250, and one lucky lady will take home a ½-carat round brilliant-cut diamond with a retail value of $2,500. During the game, a Montelongo’s will pendant-mount all of the gemstones so the lucky winners can wear their stones home.
Following the game, the Bombers will present fans with another of their patented fireworks shows. Fans at the game will enjoy a fireworks spectacular celebrating Brazos Valley’s first-ever playoff appearance.
Tickets for the first home game of the playoffs will go on sale beginning at 3 pm on Saturday. Playoff tickets can be purchased Saturday at the ballpark, during the week at the team’s office at 405 Mitchell Street in Bryan, over the phone at (979) 779-PLAY, or online at bvbombers.com.
The Divisional Series of the playoffs will begin on Monday, August 6, with Game Two scheduled for Tuesday and Game Three, if necessary, slated for Wednesday. The Speaker Division winner will host Game One, the second place team will host Game Two, and home-field advantage will return to the first-place team for Game Three.
The winners of the two Divisional Series move on to the Texas Collegiate League Championship Series beginning Friday, August 10. The team with the better regular season record is the first seed and hosts Game One of the best-of-three series. The second seed hosts Game Two on August 11, and if necessary the decisive Game Three would be played at the home of the first seed on August 12.
With the playoffs on the horizon, the Bombers still have two home games remaining in the regular season – and two hot promotions. Saturday is a night B’s fans have been waiting for all season long, Acie Law Bobblehead Giveaway. The first 500 fans through the gate will receive a miniature bobblehead likeness of the former Texas A&M All-American basketball player, now a first round draft choice of the Atlanta Hawks, courtesy of Brazos Valley Bank. This exciting giveaway has had fans buzzing ever since it was announced. It is the first Brazos Valley merchandise item with Law’s likeness and it is sure to be a hot commodity, so fans are encouraged to get tickets early so they don’t miss out.
Sunday is Fan Appreciation Day and marks the final game of the regular season. All fans entering the park will receive a coupon good for a free ice cream at McDonald’s, and hot dogs and hamburgers will be just $1 all game long.
The Bombers are members of the nine-team Texas Collegiate League, one of the nation’s premier summer collegiate circuits. Teams like the Bombers bring minor league baseball-style entertainment to communities throughout the country, giving some of the best college players a chance to further their careers in wood bat leagues in front of Major League scouts. The Bombers 48-game inaugural season is underway and runs through early August, followed by league playoffs and a championship series. Tickets are on sale now by calling the Bombers ticket office at (979) 779-PLAY, visiting the Bombers office in Bryan, or logging on to the Bombers’ official web site at www.bvbombers.com.