By Lanessa Hill
USAG Public Affairs
Harry Grove Stadium was buzzing with excitement July 7 as the Frederick Keys took on the Potomac Nationals for Fort Detrick Night.
The organization offered discounted tickets for all Fort Detrick card holders and over 200 came out to support this local semi-pro baseball team.
Specialist Frederick Keys of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases threw out the first pitch, and the Fort Detrick Color Guard brought everyone to attention when they marched on the field before the singing of the National Anthem.
Each inning was marked with ups and downs but it was the end of the 3rd inning which brought it little closer to home. Henry, a 3rd grader at Orchard Grove Elementary, whose father is stationed at Ft. Detrick, was selected as part of the Taco Bell 3rd inning challenge.
His challenge was to be spun around several times and while off balance find the taco bell box that was placed near him. With his siblings Thomas, Xavier and Victoria cheering him on, he managed to activate his Taco Bell radar and found the box.
He was given a fabulous package by the corporation.The boys said it was their third time at a keys game and were really excited to watch the game and jingle their parent's keys.In the end, after 10 innings, the Frederick Keys lost 6-4 but maintain a second overall standing in the Carolina League North.