Holland Declares Saturday Military DayApril 26, 2012
LAWTON, Okla. (April 26, 2012) – Cameron Baseball Coach Todd Holland, in partnership with Fort Sill MWR, has designated Saturday’s doubleheader against Tarleton State as Military Appreciation Day. Major General David Halverson, Commanding General of the Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill, has accepted an invitation from Holland to throw out the opening pitch for the day’s games.
“It’s good to recognize people that have given to your program,” Holland said. “General Halverson has been to a lot of Cameron functions and supported the programs. I thought it would be good for him … it gets him exposure as he is about to leave. He has done a lot of great things for Cameron and Fort Sill. This is a gift from the baseball team and the Athletic Department for all he has done for us.”
The national anthem will be sung by senior Melissa Delgado, a vocal performance major. Delgado is also a member of the Pick Axe Band and has performed the anthem at CU volleyball and basketball games.
A cook-out hosted by the Athletic Department and the Cameron Alumni Association, beginning at noon, will kick off the festivities. Cameron’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee will also be at the game selling snow cones and T-shirts, with all proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The games themselves are equally important to the Aggies in order to keep their postseason goals intact. Going into the weekend, there are three teams vying for the final two playoff spots. Tarleton State is leading the pack with a 12-12 conference record, followed by Abilene Christian (11-13) and Cameron (10-14). ACU will be traveling to San Angelo to take on Angelo State (32-14, 16-8), while the Aggies get the opportunity to control their own destiny by hosting Tarleton.
The Black and Gold can secure a spot in the conference tournament by winning three of the four games this weekend. If the Aggies spit, they need the Rams to take three out of four from ACU.
“I’d rather not be in this position, but it’s always good to control your own destiny,” Holland said. “We have to go take care of business.”
The opening game of the series will be at 3 p.m. Friday. Saturday’s doubleheader will begin at 1 p.m. The teams will conclude the series at 1 p.m. Sunday.
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