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Opening Day: Thorold Anchors start new season with a victory

Local baseball team beat the Niagara Falls Expos in their first home game of the year; 'It’s the best way to start off the season, but it’s not time to pop the champagne yet'
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A Thorold Anchors game in 2021.

The Thorold Anchors kicked off their baseball season on Tuesday night with a resounding home victory. The senior men’s baseball team won 9-5 against the Niagara Falls Expos, setting themselves up for what they hope to be a great season ahead.

“It was exciting,” says the team’s manager Aaron McInnis, in an interview with ThoroldToday. “It’s the best way to start off the season, but it’s not time to pop the champagne yet. It’s just one game, but it’s a great start.”

McInnis says that the win was a real team effort.

“We used our spring training to get prepared,” he says. “Everyone came out and got involved. Nineteen different players contributed to the game and everybody did their job so we got the win. It was a total team victory.”

Almost every Tuesday during the summer, the team will play a home game at McMillan Park in Downtown Thorold. As always, spectators are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Community Care.

McInnis is happy to see the local community support the team.

“The turnout was good considering the cooler weather,” McInnis says. “We had a lot of support for Community Care. We filled up about a quarter of the bin on game one, which is great.”

McInnis hopes that the supporters will keep the team going throughout the season.

“I think that our team enjoys the fact that they get to represent the city,” he says. “When people come to watch it motivates the players to play even harder for the city that they’re playing for.”