CRANFORD - This past Sunday, the second annual Cranford Community Night was held at TD Bank Ballpark with the Somerset Patriots. 

Tickets were available to Cranford residents for $12 with $3.50 from each ticket being donated to the Cranford Baseball & Softball Leagues. In total, 219 tickets were sold, resulting in a donation of $766.50.

Originally scheduled to see the Patriots take on the New Britain Bees at 5:05 p.m., Cranford residents and the rest of the spectators were treated to some extra baseball as the Patriots resumed its game from the previous night at 5:05 p.m. due to a controversial out call. The game was protested and the call was overturned by the Atlantic League and ruled to resume Sunday. 

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Prior to the resumption, representing Cranford, Kurt Petschow, accompanied by his son, threw out a ceremonial first pitch. 

The Patriots went on to lose the resumed game with the Bees 10-8. Following game one, members of the Cranford baseball and softball league lined the infield for a pre-game two ceremony that featured God Bless America and The Star-Spangled Banner sung both by Cranford High School graduates. God Bless America was performed by Hal Hansen and Katrina Wischusen sang The Star-Spangled Banner. 

Game two started around 6 p.m. and the Patriots fared much better with a 14-1 victory over the Bees. Cranford residents got to enjoy $1 hotdogs along with a meet and greet with WWE Hall of Famer "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan. 

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