The Wounded Warrior Project and Boston College Eagles baseball are teaming up today as Birdball takes on the Maryland Terrapins in their Sunday series finale in Chestnut Hill.
The contest, in which the Eagles will aim for their first ACC series sweep of the season, has a first pitch scheduled for approximately 1:00pm.
This will not be the first time Boston College has helped out this cause: in 2012, coincidentally also against Maryland, Eagles football hosted a Wounded Warrior game. Last season, exactly one year ago today, the baseball team played in the first edition of this annual event against the Miami Hurricanes. In both, the Eagles wore special patriotic uniforms.
Sunday’s baseball game will be no different. The Eagles will be clad in red, white, and blue baseball jerseys designed for this event. Those are being auctioned into May on the Boston College website, with the proceeds benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project.
On Thursday afternoon, Boston College baseball hosted a special softball game for local veterans as a prelude to Sunday’s event. The Wounded Warrior Game itself was supposed to have been played yesterday, but inclement weather forced the school to schedule a last-minute doubleheader on Friday while blanking the slate on Saturday.
A pregame ceremony will honor the veterans taking part. Erick Millette, a retired Army Staff Sergeant from New Hampshire, will be amongst those throwing out the first pitch.