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posted Mar 13, 2013 - 11:14:11am
Something special is upcoming for the Stetson Hatter baseball team on Melching Field at Conrad Park.
Mark down 7 p.m. Saturday, March 16, to see the Hatters wearing pink when they face the Fairfield University Stags from Fairfield, Conn., in the third game of the four-game weekend series.
This will be a "Strikeout Breast Cancer" game, with all proceeds earmarked for the Susan B. Komen for the Cure. All tickets cost just $5.
One of the organizations behind the special event is the Beta Tau Alpha Sorority. The baseball team is one of several Stetson athletic teams who have held similar events.
It was also announced that special T-shirts will be sold at the game.
Actually the 1 p.m. game between the two teams will be special, too, with many wanting to attend that one as well. Before the game, a special Atlantic Sun Conference presentation of rings will be made to members of the 2007 Hatter team. It is expected that many of these players will be on hand.
The 2007 team (42-21 overall and the ASC champions 21-6) played in the NCAA Tallahassee Regional Tournament. The special award-winners that year were: Shane Jordan, Most Valuable Player; Justin Bass, Most Outstanding Player; Corey Kluber, Most Outstanding Pitcher; Shane Jordan, Lou Bazzano Outstanding Effort; Andy Mauldin, Student-Athlete Award; and Garrett Hyer, Service Award.
Another special date to mark down is Tuesday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m., when the Hatters will be hosting the University of South Florida Bulls for Military Appreciation Night. Veterans as well as active/retired military will be admitted free. We'll have more on this when the game draws nearer.
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