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Peanuts Enjoying Long Homestand

July 2, 2007

Albany -- For fans thinking about making a trip out to Paul Eames Stadium, this is the week to do it.

The South Georgia Peanuts are at home every night this week (including double-headers on Thursday and Friday), as they continue their seventeen game homestand.

South Georgia opens up a three-game series with Anderson Monday night, winning twelve of its past thirteen games.

Manager Wally Backman says its always an advantage playing at home, especially with a playoff spot in their sights.

"I think it puts us in good position to end the first half," says Backman. "You always want to play in front of your home crowd. You should player better at home than you do on the road, even though we've had a lot of success on the road this year. But the truth is you should play better at home."

Centerfielder Jasha Balcom adds, "We're happy to be home, we're comfortable here. We've been playing very well at home. It's a long home stand, so hopefully we can get a lot of wins this homestand."  

The games July 5th and 6th this week are seven-inning double-headers, starting at 7:10 pm.

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