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Updated: 04/16/2014 08:00:00AM

Rotonda West lends support to the Stone Crabs

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Earl Haas and members of the Rotonda West Association, Community Relations Committee stand for the National Anthem starting off Rotonda West Night April 4 Charlotte Stone Crabs game against the Bradenton Marauders. The majority of seats in sections 216 and 217 at the Charlotte Sports Park filled with Rotonda West residents who came out for the annual event

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Ellen and Russell Kulp joined Dave and Wanda Pulaski and Ginni and Don Mahon for Rotonda West Night at he Charlotte Sports Park.

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Jim Gionet and his 11-year-old daughter, Mary were enjoying the game, the two were guests of the RWA for the game.

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While most were watching the game, Earl Haas was having his photo taken with Stoney, the StoneCrab mascot who came up into the stands to greet the residents of Rotonda West.

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Proud to be a resident of Rotonda West, Jamey Hirsch let everyone know exactly where she lives.

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Rotonda West residents, Richard and Wendy Wilberforce were among those trying to catch a Stone Crab T-shirt being tossed into the crowd at the game

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Rotonda West residents, Gale and Rosemarie, Jensen, Hank and Sue Killion and Johnnie Haas at the concession stand.

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Taking a stroll around the ballpark, Rotonda West residents Tricia and David Webb watch a couple plays from right field.

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Ian Beymer,6, a Kindergarten student at Myakka River Elementary, and his younger brother Jack, 3, take advantage of the Rays photo op on the playground.

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Kevin and Vivian Dragon from Englewood and 5-year-old Caleb Miller from Venice found watching the Stone Crab game from left center field more to their liking.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY DAVID PULASKI

A spectacular fireworks display followed the game.

By DON MAHON

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Spirits were high in Sections 216 and 217 at Charlotte Sports Park on April 4 as a large contingent of Rotonda West fans cheered on the Charlotte Stone Crabs.

It was “Rotonda West Night” and the Rotonda West fans joined some 3,600 others as the Stone Crabs faced the Bradenton Marauders, a Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate, in a Florida State League game. The Stone Crabs are an affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays.

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