Fallen Soldiers' Fathers Throw Out First Pitch

By Kerri O'Hara

July 22, 2010 Updated Apr 30, 2006 at 9:49 PM EST

Blue Ridge Little League and softball in Hallstead, Pennsylvania got a special treat Saturday morning.

It was the town's opening day, and athers of two fallen national guardsmen helped kick off an event.

Bill Evans of Hallstead and Scott Wiegand of Great Bend lost their sons when they were killed in Iraq last September. Their sons, 20 year-old Lee Weigand and 22-year-old Bill Evans, were serving with the Pennsylvania National Guard in Iraq.

In honor of the two soldiers, their fathers throw out the first pitch of the season. Evans threw his pitch to his 11-year-old nephew Joey.

Both fathers said they felt honored to be a part of the ceremony.

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