Army dad surprises kids with first pitch at baseball game

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A brother and sister who were picked to throw out the first pitch at a Minor League Baseball game were pleasantly surprised to find out who was behind home plate.

Their father, Sgt. Jim Hereth, spent the past year in Afghanistan. But he dressed up as a catcher at the River Cats baseball game to surprise his 13-year-old daughter Summer and 10-year-old son Devin.

Summer says she knew it was her dad even before he took off the catcher’s mask.

“My sister hit me... ‘Devin it's him.’ And I was like, ‘Oh what?’” Devin said. “I felt like I was running. I didn't know if I was dreaming.”

Hereth was able to pull off the special reunion with a simple phone call to the team.