TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Belle Vernon baseball hosting Military Appreciation Night

TribLIVE Sports Videos

Top high school sports
By Staff Reports
Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 8:36 p.m.
 

The Belle Vernon baseball team will have a little more motivation than usual Monday when the Leopards host Thomas Jefferson in a Section 4-AAA contest.

The team will host its second annual Military Appreciation Night at the John DiVirgilio Sports Complex, and all active, non-active and retired personnel from all military branches are welcome to attend.

They will be honored at 6:30 p.m., just before the varsity teams take the field.

Captain Eric McElvenny, a 2001 Belle Vernon graduate, will be the guest of honor and will throw out the first pitch. A football and baseball player for the Leopards, McElvenny, who lives in California, played rugby at the Naval Academy before being commissioned in 2006.

On a tour in Afghanistan, he stepped on an explosive device and lost his right leg, but that didn't stop him from completing a marathon just 10 months after the injury. He has since participated in six triathlons and a half Ironman competition.

— Staff reports

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Prime time not kind to Heinz Field
  2. Woman’s body found in Mars home
  3. Penguins veteran defenseman Scuderi’s game looking up
  4. Starkey: Hockey hypocrites, unite
  5. Steelers offense puts up gaudy numbers in season’s 1st half
  6. Police: 2 anti-violence organizers beat ex-roomie in Washington
  7. State police trooper seriously hurt when hit by vehicle in East Huntingdon
  8. Clairton police rounding up street-level drug dealers
  9. Movie studio owner building in McKees Rocks is $540K in red
  10. Steelers notebook: Roethlisberger, offense must adjust with CB Smith out
  11. Profit falls at vitamin retailer GNC Holdings in third quarter
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.