April 9, 2013

Baseball to Hold Second-Annual "Military Appreciation Night"

DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The University of North Georgia baseball team will honor members of the United State (US) military Wednesday night as the Saints hold their second annual "Military Appreciation Night" at Bob Stein Stadium.

"We are very proud of the heritage and reputation that North Georgia has as one of the top senior military academies in the nation," said head coach Tom Cantrell. "We are happy to be able to honor them on this special day and to say 'Thank you' to all the men and women who have fought and are currently fighting our freedom."

In honor of the special event, the Saints will don their camouflaged hats and jerseys and UNG student and staff member Andrew Sullens will throw out the first pitch.

Sullens, a native of Dahlonga, joined the US Navy in 2003 and served on active duty for four years before joining the 1st 108th RSTA Georgia National Guard Unit out of Dalton for three years. He was awarded the Purple Heart after being involved in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Afghanistan in May of 2009.

The Saints (12-23, 4-14 PBC) will host Georgia Gwinnett College on Wednesday with first pitch scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Former and currently serving military as well as their families and Cadets are encouraged to attend.