Geoff Safford, Media Relations Assistant
FOX has teamed up with the Sonoma Stompers for “PITCH Night at the Ballpark,” an event that will bring the premiere episode of PITCH to fans attending the game against the Pittsburg Diamonds on Saturday, August 13 at People’s Home Equity Ballpark at Arnold Field.
PITCH premieres Thursday, Sept. 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, and follows the fictional story of Ginny Baker (Kylie Bunbury, “Under the Dome”), the first female pitcher in the big leagues. Produced in association with Major League Baseball, the series’ aspirational element pairs perfectly with the vision of the Stompers and Virginia Dare Winery. Kelsie Whitmore and Stacy Piagno bring the idea of women playing in professional baseball to life, as both players are scheduled to start in the game on Saturday. Piagno will be the starting pitcher and Whitmore will start in left field.
“PITCH Night at the Ballpark” will be held in 43 different Minor League stadiums and 12 independent and college summer league ballparks across the country during the months of August and September.
After the game on Saturday in Sonoma, all fans will be welcomed onto the field to view the premiere episode of PITCH. Soft drinks, and snacks will be provided and are complimentary. Members of the Stompers, including Whitmore and Piagno will be available to mingle with fans and sign autographs.
“PITCH Night at the Ballpark” kicked off its 55-market event on Sunday, Aug. 7.
PITCH is a production of 20th Century Fox Television. Dan Fogelman and Rick Singer are co-creators and executive producers of the series. Emmy Award winner Kevin Falls (“Minority Report,” “Franklin & Bash,” “The West Wing”), Academy Award winner Tony Bill (“The Sting,” “Taxi Driver”), Helen Bartlett (“Untamed Heart,” “A Home of Our Own,” “North Country”) and Jess Rosenthal are also executive producers. Emmy Award winner Paris Barclay (EMPIRE, “Sons of Anarchy”) serves as director and executive producer. “Like” PITCH on Facebook atfacebook.com/PitchonFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @PitchonFOX and join the discussion at #Pitch. See photos and videos on Instagram by following@PitchonFOX.