By Eddie Lerma
The Round Rock Express, the Texas Rangers Triple-A Minor League affiliate hosted a Texas State Night on Thursday. Head Football Coach Everett Withers threw the first pitch. The Texas State Cheerleaders and Boko the Bobcat were also in attendance.Withers stated that he had previously thrown the first pitch at a James Madison University baseball game and at a North Carolina University baseball game as well. In addition to the first pitch, Withers was also interviewed by Mike Capps, the radio voice of the Round Rock Express. In the interview, Withers shared some of the experiences he has had with the Bobcat Football team so far.
“Good to be in Dell Diamond sitting here at the Round Rock Express game its fun to get a way a little bit and get around baseball,” Withers said. “I played baseball when I was young, (I’m) not very good at it, but I enjoy and camaraderie that baseball provides and it’s good to get out there and throw the first pitch. Just glad I got it there.”
The National Anthem was performed by the Texas State Trombone Choir. This was their first performance for a national sports team. Prior to this game, the Texas State Trombone Choir had performed only at Bobcat Athletic events. As a Texas State crowd favorite, the Trombone Choir did not disappoint and were given a huge applause for their performance.
To end the night on a good note, the Round Rock Express defeated the Omaha Storm Chasers by a final score of 3-2.