Saturday, July 2, 2022

HUDSON VALLEY RENEGADES GAME REPORT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Brooklyn 6 Hudson Valley 2 Renegades Broadcast Highlights (credit: Hudson Valley Renegades/MiLB.tv): 07-01 Renegades Broadcast Highlights vs BRK WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. (July 1, 2022) – Beck Way set a new career-high with 6.2 innings in a quality start on Friday night, but the Hudson Valley Renegades fell to the Brooklyn Cyclones 6-2 at Dutchess Stadium. Way (3-4) pitched into the sixth inning for the first time in his career, allowing three runs (two earned) on seven hits, striking out three and walking two. It was the sixth start of his last seven that the right-hander has allowed two earned runs or fewer. The Cyclones took the lead in the top of the second when Jose Mena blooped a two-run single that just evaded a sliding attempt by Aldenis Sanchez. They tacked on an unearned run in the fourth on a Jaylen Palmer fielder’s choice groundout. The Renegades battled back in the bottom of the sixth against Garrison Bryant (4-1). Cooper Bowman and Anthony Seigler led off the inning with back-to-back singles, and after a double steal, both scored on a Tyler Hardman two-run single to cut the deficit to 3-2. The hit extended Hardman’s team-leading RBI total to 38 on the season. Brooklyn tacked on three insurance runs in the ninth off Alex Mauricio, highlighted by a two-run home run by J.T. Schwartz. Nate Jones closed out the game on the mound for the Cyclones, tossing three scoreless innings to register his first save of the season. Hudson Valley set a new season-high by hitting into five double plays in the game, including ones that snuffed out would-be rallies in the seventh and eighth innings. James Nelson finished 1-for-4 to extend his on-base streak to 13 games. He also has hits in nine of his last 10 games. The Renegades are back in action Saturday night against the Cyclones. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. RHP Josue Panacual (2-2, 3.09) takes the bump for Hudson Valley, while RHP Luis Moreno (0-2, 5.28) gets the ball for the Cyclones. For tickets and more information, visit www.hvrenegades.com. Hudson Valley Renegades Record: 36-37, 2-5
Syracuse’s three-game winning streak ends with 7-5 loss to Lehigh Valley on Friday Inbox Mark Vientos homered for the third straight game with a two-run homer on Friday night (Herm Card). Syracuse, NY – The Syracuse Mets fell for the first time this series, dropping a 7-5 decision to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs on a humid, early July night at NBT Bank Stadium. The Mets are still in the driver’s seat in terms of winning the six-game series, as they won the first three games against the IronPigs this week. Lehigh Valley (41-35) once again opened the scoring, plating two runs in the top of the second inning. Donny Sands singled leading off the inning, moved up to second when Josh Ockimey reached on an error, and scored on an RBI double from Jorge Bonifacio. That made the game 1-0, and the IronPigs were certainly primed to score a bushfull of more runs. Rafael Marchan, the next batter, was plunked by a pitch to load the bases with nobody out. However, the Mets found a way to limit the damage, inducing a groundball double play and a pop out to only allow one further run to score. Still, it was 2-0 Lehigh Valley in front after the second inning. In the third, a familiar face did damage again for Syracuse (31-44). Mark Vientos came to the plate with Khalil Lee on first base and two outs and promptly brought him home, slugging a two-run homer beyond the fence in right-center field to tie the game up, 2-2. Vientos has now homered in three consecutive games and hit 13 home runs in 35 games since May 2nd. In the fourth, both teams would score again. The IronPigs scored once when Bonifacio doubled, Marchan singled to move him to third, and Daniel Robertson lofted a fly ball deep enough to left field for a sacrifice fly out to score Bonifacio and make it 3-2 Lehigh Valley. That lead would not last as the Mets scored three times in the bottom half of the fourth to roar out to a 5-3 lead. First, Patrick Mazeika singled leading off the frame, moved to second on a groundout, and scored on a Nick Dini single that briefly knotted the game up, 3-3. Then, Gosuke Katoh launched a no-doubt blast high over the right-field fence, plating Dini and making it 5-3 Syracuse in a flash. It was the first home run of the season for Katoh in 16 games with the Syracuse Mets. Syracuse starting pitcher Tim Adleman kept it at a 5-3 advantage for the Mets throughout his five-inning start, finishing his outing with a 1-2-3 top of the fifth inning. The right-hander allowed just one earned run in his five innings of work on six hits, while striking out two without walking any batters. In the sixth inning, the game began to turn in the IronPigs favor. After consecutive strikeouts to start the inning, the game literally changed on consecutive pitches. Bonifacio and Marchan smacked solo home runs on back-to-back offerings from Yoan López to make it a 5-5 game. Bonifacio was the shining star at the plate for Lehigh Valley on Friday night, finishing the game 3-for-3 with two doubles, a home run, a walk, a stolen base, a run scored, and two RBIs. The IronPigs took the lead for good in the seventh with some creative play. Lehigh Valley got a one-out double from Dalton Guthrie and a bloop single from Will Toffey to put runners on the corners with one outs. Then, they executed a perfect double steal, scoring Guthrie from third on a throw to second where Toffey was stealing to. Syracuse would escape the inning without further trouble, but the damage was done, as Lehigh Valley had a 6-5 lead that they would never relinquish. The IronPigs tacked on another run in the eighth when Josh Ockimey tripled leading off the inning and later trotted home the final 90 feet on a wild pitch from Syracuse Mets reliever Bryce Montes de Oca. It may have been a bad blip for the right-handed reliever, but overall, Montes de Oca looked good on Friday night. The 26-year-old fanned four batters in one and on-third innings and now has 13 strikeouts in 11 and two-thirds innings of work in Triple-A this season. Lehigh Valley’s offense took plenty of headlines in the 7-5 win, but the true shining star was the IronPigs bullpen. In the final five and two-thirds innings of the game, relievers Ofreidy Gómez, Jakob Hernandez, Jace Fry, and Tyler Cyr combined to no-hit the Mets with just one walk and six strikeouts. The final 15 Syracuse batters of the night were sent down in order, handing the IronPigs their first win of the week in the process. Syracuse is back home at NBT Bank Stadium on Saturday night to continue its six-game series against the Leigh Valley IronPigs, the Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. The Mets are scheduled to start left-hander Thomas Szapucki, opposed by left-hander Ricardo Sanchez for the IronPigs. First pitch is slated for 6:35 p.m.

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Max Scherzer Makes Second Rehab Start with Binghamton, Ponies with Timely Hitting Late to Knock off Yard Goats HARTFORD, CT – Max Scherzer pitched four and two thirds innings, allowing four hits, three runs, two earned, with one walk and eight strikeouts on 80 pitches in his second rehab start with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies Wednesday night at Dunkin’ Donuts Park. The Ponies scored five unanswered runs, two in the seventh and three in the eighth, to knock off the Hartford Yard Goats 7-3 and earn their first win of the second half. Binghamton (1-1) got on the board first in the top of the third inning as Francisco Alvarez crushed a two-run homer to left, his team-leading 18th homer of the year. Alvarez is now tied with Ronny Mauricio for the team lead in RBI with 47. Mauricio finished the game 3-4 with a run scored. Hartford (1-1) scored three in the bottom of the fourth via a two-run double from Aaron Schunk and an RBI single from Brenton Doyle to take a 3-2 lead. In the seventh, the Ponies scored two on an RBI groundout from Jeremy Vasquez and an RBI triple from Matt Winaker to go back on top 4-3. In the eighth, Binghamton tacked on three more with a two-run double from Hayden Senger and an RBI single from Wyatt Young to make it 7-3. Josh Hejka (4-1) earned the win in relief allowing two hits over one and a third scoreless frames with one walk and four strikeouts. Yeizo Campos, Antonio Santos, and Dedniel Nunez combined for three innings of scoreless relief over the final three innings. The two teams have split the first two games and continue the series Thursday night with first pitch at 7:05 PM and pregame coverage getting underway at 6:50 PM on the WNBF Rumble Ponies Radio Network. Postgame Notes: Young had his third straight multi-hit game and third straight game with at least one RBI…The Rumble Ponies have now won five of their last six games.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America, Strike Ten Entertainment and Creative Realities enter Marketing Partnership Creative Realities, Inc. to serve as the Official Digital Signage Provider for the BPAA and Strike Ten LOUISVILLE, Ky. and ARLINGTON, Texas – Creative Realities, Inc. ("Creative Realities," "CRI," or the "Company") (NASDAQ: CREX, CREXW), a leading provider of digital signage solutions, and Strike Ten Entertainment (“STE”), the marketing arm of the bowling industry, announced a marketing partnership designed to help bowling centers grow their revenues via the role digital signage will play in transforming the food and beverage experience across bowling centers nationwide for proprietors and consumers. The marketing partnership provides a robust, continuous platform for Creative Realities to showcase how its offering can help revolutionize the business of traditional bowling centers for proprietors and enhance the customer experience with modern digital displays. “Food and beverage service are significant revenue drivers for our member proprietors. Creative Realities’ credibility and leadership position in the digital menu board space, in delivering digital signage solutions for entertainment spaces, and specifically digital menu boards makes them a perfect partner for Strike Ten and the bowling industry,” said John Harbuck, president of Strike Ten Entertainment. “We believe this a compelling enough reason to amplify the marketing story behind the relevance of these digital platforms to our member proprietors, not only as a way to keep the consumer experience fresh, but as an asset that can generate increased revenue.” “We know from our work across Quick Service Restaurants that activating food and beverage with digital menu boards have proven to drive transaction value and customer through put,” cites Rick Mills. “Improved customer experience and realizing additional sales and margin will be a focal point of our marketing message to owners and operators,” continues Mr. Mills. The partnership features two exclusive designations for Creative Realities as the Official Digital Signage and Digital Menu Board Provider of the BPAA, beginning with Bowl Expo, the bowling industry’s preeminent event in Las Vegas, followed by four regional shows that will pop up in strategic territories around the country. “These shows provide industry members, owners and operators with a way to experience the power of digital menu boards, so they are reassured of its fit and value for their locations,” continues John Harbuck. As a show sponsor, Creative Realities will receive marquee brand visibility, display space, and various opportunities to educate audiences on the benefits of digital menu boards, as well as the ease of use and automation from the software that controls it. All efforts will drive home the key message that Creative Realities is a formidable partner not only for the bowling industry at large, but for each individual owner operating on the ground level – providing quality hardware, technical expertise, content support and ongoing maintenance. “This end-to-end story is anticipated to be an important proof-point for this crowd, so they understand the benefit of a turnkey solution that reduces risk and takes the burden off owners to execute it themselves,” furthers Rick Mills. As the largest participatory sport in America, bowling represents a massive opportunity to entertain and influence people at enormous scale. “Our partners at Strike Ten and BPAA understand this market better than any of its competitors and investing in a marketing engine to galvanize support across the membership network of BPAA will help unleash the power of these digital platforms to reimagine growth,” concludes Rick Mills. To learn more about Creative Realities, visit cri.com. About Creative Realities, Inc. Creative Realities helps clients use the latest omnichannel technologies to inspire better customer experiences. CRI designs, develops, and deploys consumer experiences for high-end enterprise-level networks, and is actively providing recurring SaaS and support services across diverse vertical markets, including but not limited to automotive, advertising networks, apparel & accessories, convenience stores, food service/QSR, gaming, theater, and stadium venues. The company has operations across North America with active installations in more than 10 countries. Cautionary Note on Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and includes, among other things, discussions of our business strategies, product releases, future operations and capital resources. Words such as "estimates," "projected," "expects," "anticipates," "forecasts," "plans," "intends," "believes," "seeks," "may," "will," "should," "future," "propose" and variations of these words or similar expressions (or the negative versions of such words or expressions) are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, conditions, or results. They are based on the opinions, estimates and beliefs of management as of the date such statements are made, and they are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions, and other factors, many of which are outside of our control, that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Some of these risks are discussed in the “Risk Factors” section contained in Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 and the Company’s subsequent filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. About BPAA Founded in 1932, the mission of Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) is to enhance the profitability of all its members. Headquartered in Arlington, Texas at the International Bowling Campus, the BPAA provides it's over 3,500 member centers with group purchasing programs, business and educational seminars, legislative representation and proactively promotes the association and bowling industry. For additional information please visit www.BPAA.com or call 1-800-343-1329. About Strike Ten Entertainment Headquartered in Arlington, Texas, Strike Ten Entertainment is the centralized sponsor-activation and casual bowling marketing arm of the International Bowling Campus (IBC) which includes USBC and BPAA. Strike Ten Entertainment serves the entire IBC by coordinating the sponsorship sales and casual bowling marketing efforts. Strike Ten Entertainment's mission is to increase national awareness of bowling and to assist the bowling industry in developing new bowlers and increasing the frequency of existing bowlers each year through promotions, publicity, and industry-wide marketing initiatives. For additional information, please visit www.stemarketing.com.

Saturday, June 25, 2022

TEAM USA ACCEPTING RESUMES FOR PARA BOWLING AT 2022 IBF WORLD CUP ARLINGTON, Texas – The Team USA program is accepting resumes for para bowlers interested in representing the red, white and blue at the 2022 International Bowling Federation Para Bowling World Cup in November. The event will be heading to Australia in 2022, with the IBF World Cup scheduled to take place Nov. 3-16, and the IBF Para Bowling World Cup following from Nov. 16-23. A location for the events will be announced at a later date. Team members for the Para Bowling World Cup will be selected by the National Selection Committee from the submitted applications, which will be accepted through July 31. The committee is planning to select four men and four women to compete in the W1 category of the Para Bowling World Cup. The W1 Para/Amputee Classification incorporates all wheelchair classifications. It includes leg amputees, cerebral palsy (with functional hands) and Les Autres athletes with mobility disfunction. All must compete from a wheelchair and follow the rules of play and modified rules established for this discipline. Those selected will receive a paid entry into the events, airfare, lodging and official uniforms. Use the following link to apply: Para Bowling application For more information on Team USA, visit BOWL.com/TeamUSA. United States Bowling Congress The United States Bowling Congress serves as the national governing body of bowling as recognized by the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC). USBC conducts championship events nationwide including the largest participation sporting events in the world – the USBC Open and Women's Championships – and professional events such as the USBC Masters and USBC Queens. Founded in 1895, today USBC and its 1,519 state and local associations proudly serve more than a million members. USBC is headquartered in Arlington, Texas, working toward a future for the sport. The online home for USBC is BOWL.com.
Blankenhorn's four hits lead Mets to 3-2 comeback victory over Red Wings on Friday nightnbox Rochester, NY – Travis Blankenhorn had four hits to help lead the Syracuse Mets to a comeback win over the Rochester Red Wings, 3-2, on Friday night at Frontier Field. The Mets and Red Wings have now split the first four games of the six-game series, with each game being decided by two runs or less. Three of the games have been decided by just one run. Rochester (39-31) struck first in the bottom of the first inning thanks to a Syracuse error. With Ildemaro Vargas at second base and Joey Meneses at first, Josh Palacios hit an infield single. During the play, Syracuse first baseman Mark Vientos made an errant flip to first base, allowing Vargas to score on the play for a 1-0 Rochester lead. In the second, the Red Wings had runners at second and third with two outs when Palacios had another infield single. This ball scored Matt Lipka from third to give Rochester a 2-0 edge. Palacios finished the game 2-for-3 at the plate with two singles, two walks, and an RBI. The 26-year-old has had remarkable success against Syracuse this season, sporting a .442 batting average with 13 RBIs in 11 games versus the Mets. On this night, the Mets weren’t going to let a slow start get in their way. Syracuse (27-42) got to work in the top of the fourth, tying up the game with two runs in different fashions. First, Travis Blankenhorn launched a solo home run over the wall in right-center field to lead off the inning and cut the deficit to one, 2-1. The home was Blankenhorn’s eighth of the season. Later in the inning, with runners on first and second and two outs, Warren Saunders slapped an opposite-field single into right field to plate Meyer from third to tie the game up, 2-2. Saunders is making his Triple-A debut this week. In his first four games in the top level of Minor League Baseball, Saunders has three hits and a pair of RBIs. The game remained knotted at two until the top of the eighth inning, as neither team could crack the other’s bullpen. Syracuse finally did the trick in the top of the eighth inning, as their shining star on this night took his turn once again in the spotlight. Blankenhorn smacked a single into center field to lead off the inning, putting a capper on a 4-for-4 night at the plate. Blankenhorn promptly swiped second base, standing in scoring position and representing the potential go-ahead run. Luke Ritter followed with a strikeout for the first out of the frame. Then, with Nick Meyer standing at the plate, Blankenhorn took off for third, stealing the base and forcing a bad throw that sailed into left field and allowed Blankenhorn to run the final 90 feet home to give Syracuse a 3-2 lead and the eventual game-winning run. The Mets had their dancing shoes on the basepaths tonight, swiping a season-high six bases in the game. Blankenhorn’s 4-for-4 night only underlines how consistently excellent he has been at the plate as of late. The 25-year-old has reached base in 28 of his last 32 games, batting .339 since May 12th with four home runs, ten doubles, and 16 RBIs. Syracuse’s bullpen was the other shining star in the game, as Bryce Montes de Oca, Alex Claudio, R.J. Alvarez, and Stephen Nogosek tossed the final five innings in scoreless fashion, striking out nine Red Wings batters in the process. Nogosek earned the save in a nail-biting ninth inning. After a strikeout to start the frame, Andrew Stevenson reached base with an infield single, and Vargas got on base via a sharp single into center field to put runners on first and second with one out. Another strikeout briefly assuaged the Syracuse nerves, but then a Palacios walk loaded up the bases. With the bases loaded, two outs, and the Mets protecting a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the ninth inning, Nogosek got the job done, inducing a game-ending groundout to allow Syracuse to hold on with a 3-2 win that evens up the series at two games apiece. Syracuse plays the penultimate game in its 12-game, two-week road trip on Saturday against the Rochester Red Wings with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. The Mets have won six of the first ten games on their current journey away from NBT Bank Stadium.

Friday, June 24, 2022

Syracuse Mets Homestand Highlights: June 28th – July 3rd Bark in the Park #2, Juneteenth Celebration, & 4th of July Weekend Celebration SYRACUSE, NY – The Syracuse Mets return home this week for a 6-game homestand against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Triple-A Phillies). The homestand will feature weekly favorites like Dollar Thursday, Craft Beer & Fireworks Friday, & Kids Eat Free Family Sunday, as well as special promotions like Bark in the Park #2, Juneteenth Celebration, Saranac Pint Glass Giveaway, four fireworks shows, & a 4th of July Weekend celebration! Tuesday, June 28th (6:35 p.m., gates open 5:30 p.m.) – The Syracuse Mets kick off the week with Taco Tuesday featuring (3) tacos for just $10 (beef, chicken & vegetarian options available) at the taco carts on the concourse. After the game, enjoy a special post-game fireworks extravaganza to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Cathedral Candle Co.! Wednesday, June 29th (6:35 p.m., gates open 5:30 p.m.) – Bring your best friend to the game with you for Bark in the Park #2! The first 500 dogs in attendance will receive a collapsible dog bowl, courtesy of Aloft Hotel & Peaceful Pets. Humans, make sure your dog has a ticket to the game for just $5, proceeds of dog tickets are donated to local animal rescue organizations. Humans with dogs should be sure to purchase tickets in our dog-friendly sections, visit syracusemets.com for more information or call 315-474-7833. Dogs can participate in the pre-game dog parade & the Mets-minster Pet Show, judged by Laura Hand. Winners of the Pet Show will win glamorous prizes! All-You-Can-Eat Wednesday will take place on the Salt City Deck. The all-you-can-eat buffet will begin at 6:35 p.m. and last for 90 minutes. Fans should purchase a special All-You-Can Eat Wednesday ticket package, starting at $30, which includes a ticket to the game & access to the buffet. All You Can Eat Wednesday packages can be purchased online, over-the-phone, or in-person. Thursday, June 30th (6:35 p.m., gates open 5:30 p.m.) – Dollar Thursday is back for $1 Hofmann hot dogs (4 per transaction), $1 Coca-Cola fountain drinks, $1 souvenir in the Team Store, & $2 12 oz. Labatt, Coors, Budweiser, Saranac, & 1911 hard ciders. Thursday is the Syracuse Mets Juneteenth Celebration with a commemorative baseball giveaway for the first 1,000 fans through the gates, courtesy of Loretto. Don’t miss a special pre-game Juneteenth celebration ceremony on the field. In addition, fans can hang out with DJ Bella at the 315 Bullpen Bar throughout the game! Friday, July 1st (6:35 p.m., gates open 5:30 p.m.) – Calling all craft beer lovers, it’s Craft Beer & Fireworks Friday, presented by the Hops Spot. Fans 21 & older can purchase a special ticket package for $25, including a 200-level ticket to the game and (2) vouchers for craft beers at the Hops Spot at NBT Bank Stadium ($27 for a 100-level ticket). There will be a Saranac tap takeover in the Hops Spot with unique beers not available to the public in stores. In addition, the first 1,000 fans 21 & older will receive a 4th of July Saranac Pint Glass upon arrival. After the game, all fans can enjoy a post-game fireworks show, courtesy of Saranac. Saturday, July 2nd (6:35 p.m., gates open 5:30 p.m.) – It’s Salt City Saturday at NBT Bank Stadium on National Grid Night. The first 3,000 fans will receive a light up American flag baton upon entry. After the game, enjoy a patriotic fireworks show, presented by National Grid. Sunday, July 3rd (6:05 p.m., gates open 4 p.m.) – Sunday is a great day to be a kid at NBT Bank Stadium. Every Sunday is Kids Eat Free Family Sunday, presented by NBT Bank, and kids 12 & under will receive vouchers upon entry for a free kids Hofmann hot dog, a bag of chips, a 12 oz. Coca-Cola fountain drink, & a kids ice cream. This is a special Sunday, as we celebrate 4th of July, presented by Coors Light & Vizzy! Fans can enjoy the antics of the world-famous ZOOperstars!, and after the game, the largest fireworks show in the history of Onondaga County! Fans should be aware that gates are opening early at 4 p.m. on Sunday to cut down on lines and congestion at the gates. There will also not be a post-game running of the bases due to fireworks. Tickets for this homestand and all Syracuse Mets home games are on sale at the Onondaga Coach Ticket Office at NBT Bank Stadium during regular hours (Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.), over the phone (315-474-7833) or online anytime at syracusemets.com. For any additional questions, please call the Syracuse Mets at 315-474-7833 or contact Michael Tricarico at mtricarico@syracusemets.com.