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AirHogs Enjoy Winning Streak

Fan base grows as the defending champions continue a successful season



    Going into Friday night's game the Grand Prairie AirHogs are on a 17-game winning streak. (Published Friday, July 20, 2012)

    The Grand Prairie AirHogs are in the midst of another successful season.Unfortunately their 17-game winning streak ended Friday night with a loss to the Kansas City T-Bones.

    This is the team’s second season under new ownership, the club won the championship last year and even with Friday night's loss the team broke its record for back to back wins this year.

    AirHogs' President Scott Berry said the team’s fan base has also been growing, with attendance up 15 percent.

    "We tried to change the game-day experience for the fans, made it a lot more fun a lot more lively in the ballpark," said Berry.

    That’s means encouragement from the stands, and that's a good thing coming off a strenuous string of road trips.

    "We went from Laredo Texas to Fargo North Dakota and then to Minnesota and then now back here," said AirHogs’ center fielder Keanon Simon.

    Left fielder David Thomas said the fans presence helps him to recoup and get energized.

    "You see these Texas summer and days out here, I mean, it makes it a lot easier to come out here and play and stand out in this heat. It just gives us good motivation to come out here and play good in front of our fans," Thomas said.

    The AirHogs began a seven-game home stand Friday night, with three games against the Kansas City T-Bones, then after a Monday off they'll take on the El Paso Diablos.