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YHS baseball hosts fifth annual Patriot Game

Yuma High School hosted their fifth annual Patriot baseball game against Cibola High School with the help of YHS Student Council on March 13, 2019. 

"It’s a way of honoring our military," YHS baseball coach Nick Johnson said. "A small token of appreciation to our service members from us here in the North End. It’s good for our kids, and community to see that kind of appreciation being given to the soldiers and veterans who serve our country."

The Patriot Game is put on every year in partnership with Marine Corps Air Station Yuma to maintain a supportive environment between Yuma High, local service members, and the Yuma community as a whole. Student Council facilitated a fun and patriotic environment for their guests from MCAS. They funded the patriotic field paint and grilled hot dogs for the spectators. They also handed out Criminal merchandise to volunteers and service members and hosted games for children and adults.

Additionally, Kofa High School's Marine Corps JROTC color guard presented the flag during the YHS choir's rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner." Sgt. Eric Vasquez, a combat veteran, threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Cibola won the game, 8-4, after rallying from a two-run deficit in the top of the sixth inning. 

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Eric Patten
epatten@yumaunion.org