• Soldiers sing 'Take me out to the Ballgame' during the seventh-inning stretch.

    game5

    Soldiers sing 'Take me out to the Ballgame' during the seventh-inning stretch.

  • Soldiers with the 282nd Army Band entertain the crowd before the game.

    game1

    Soldiers with the 282nd Army Band entertain the crowd before the game.

  • Brig. Gen. Peggy Combs, Fort Jackson's commanding general,
throws out the ceremonial first pitch before Saturday's Columbia
Blowfish game against the High Point Thomasville HiToms.

    game2

    Brig. Gen. Peggy Combs, Fort Jackson's commanding general, throws out the ceremonial first pitch before Saturday's Columbia Blowfish game against the High Point Thomasville HiToms.

  • Brig. Gen. Peggy Combs, Fort Jackson's commanding general, leads Army recruits in the oath of enlistment during the game.

    game3

    Brig. Gen. Peggy Combs, Fort Jackson's commanding general, leads Army recruits in the oath of enlistment during the game.

  • Col. Stephen Yackley, left, Fort Jackson's deputy commanding officer; and Post Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Benson, right, help Pvt. Joseph Huziak, 3rd Battalion,
13th Infanftry Regiment, with the cutting of the Army birthday cake during the seventh-inning stretch.

    game4

    Col. Stephen Yackley, left, Fort Jackson's deputy commanding officer; and Post Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Benson, right, help Pvt. Joseph Huziak, 3rd Battalion, 13th Infanftry Regiment, with the cutting of the Army birthday cake during the seventh-inning...

FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Roughly 1,500 Soldiers in Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Jackson received a special treat Saturday. Instead of spending the evening in their barracks, the Soldiers attended the Columbia Blowfish game against the High Point Thomasville HiToms.

The event marked the Blowfish annual military appreciation night, which included the cutting of the Army birthday cake and a fireworks show after the game.

Before the game, musician Eric Horner entertained the crowd with patriotic music.

The Soldiers were treated to complimentary tickets, hot dogs and soda.

The Blowfish beat the HiTomes, 8-1.

Page last updated Thu June 13th, 2013 at 00:00