Vanderbilt baseball fans were treated to a special pregame ceremony at Hawkins Field last Sunday, thanks to the Tennessee Army National Guard.
First, in one of the more unique game ball presentations in sports, Maj. Jim Ridings and 1st Sgt. Heath Young repelled down the 35-foot wall in left field, followed by Ridings throwing out the first pitch. VIDEO
Also, Vanderbilt student Julia Cole performed the national anthem as the Tennessee Army National Guard, a proud sponsor of Vanderbilt athletics, raised a large American flag over the Green Monster-like structure. VIDEO