Gordon celebration of military comes with a twist

Gordon celebration of military comes with a twist

The Gordon State College softball team celebrated the military Wednesday in a doubleheader with a twist – a glittery, shiny, really sweet twist.

The opening pitch was thrown by Pfc. Blake Sorrows, the boyfriend of middle infielder Emily Brown. Sorrows recently returned from a nine month deployment in Afghanistan and said he was moved the team was honoring him along with others who are serving in the military.

But soon after tossing the pitch to Brown, Sorrows began fumbling with

something in a bright red gift bag. He then knelt down, pulled out another softball

with a ring taped to it and "Marry Me Please" written across the leather.  Brown

quickly said yes and a giant team hug ensued.  Even the Georgia Perimeter team

got in on the action and took a picture with the newly engaged couple.

 

 

The double header – which had been rained out, moved and threatened by rain

yet again Wednesday – ended in a split with the Lady Highlanders taking the first

game 7 - 5 but losing the second game 12 - 1.