As alumni, students, friends and family gathered to watch the game, the smell of hot dogs and popcorn wafted through the air. Vendors worked their way through the stands, and players warmed up one last time before the game began.
Wearing the official jersey of the Salt Lake Bees and a number one on his back, President Kusch walked to the mound and threw his best pitch. This was the first time the school’s president was invited to throw the first pitch for the Salt Lake Bee’s, and he boldly threw a strike at home plate. The crowd went wild.
The president then headed back to the stands where his beloved wife, daughter and son-in-law were sitting who had accompanied him to the game. LDSBC students were proud to see their president represent them so well as they enjoyed a fun Family Home Evening with their classmates and peers.
Another crowd-pleasing attraction for the evening was an LDSBC “Spin the Wheel” game. The crowd reveled in the fun as different prizes from LDSBC were given away. Fans sang “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” and the Salt Lake Bees cheerleaders and mascot cheered on the team and encouraged the audience to have an enjoyable evening.
The game was a tight one as the Salt Lake Bees, a minor league baseball team and Triple A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, played their best against the Las Vegas 51s, a Nevada minor league baseball team and Triple A affiliate of the New York Mets.
Game highlights included when Matt Williams, shortstop for the Salt Lake Bees, hit a homerun with two runners on base and when right fielder Cesar Puello hit a ground ball to the right field, allowing Travis Taijeron and Rey Navarro to score. The Salt Lake Bees ended up winning the game 7-6.
The crowd, including President Kusch and his family, certainly had a ball that night at Smith’s Ballpark. It was definitely a night to be remembered by all of the BC family.