June 09, 2017
By: Al Di Carlo
Pates Park hosting three games on Thursday June 8th and according to softball aficionado Joe Hoffman that is closing in on a record.
Last year Pates covered 19 playoff games, an all-time high but with 18 already under their belt Hoffman is hoping for more state games on the horizon in the semi-finals.
A wealth of knowledge, Hoffman throwing out all kinds of historical data including the first ever playoff game at Pates park back in 1988, with Phillipsburg beating Northampton to win the EPC Championship.
It was a fun time working behind the scenes, watching games and getting to know all the history of Pates Park.