SAVANNAH, Ga. — It's the first time the Savannah Sand Gnats have seen a standing ovation after the first pitch.
That's probably because Bishop Gregory Hartmayer of Savannah threw it in front of more than 1,500 Catholics in attendance for a charity night at Grayson Stadium for the Sand Gnats vs. the Asheville Tourists game.
Barbara King, director of communications for the diocese, said the bishop had a combination of practice and experience on his side.
“He practiced on Tuesday with the Benedictine Military School baseball team, who won state baseball this year,” King told CNA June 5. “He also played some baseball in his youth, so he did a good job both at practice and at the game.”