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Hero cat coming to Sam Lynn Ballpark
Local feline sensation and family will throw out first pitch May 20
05/15/2014 5:00 PM ET

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Catwoman's got nothin' on Tara.

Tara, a local cat belonging to the Triantafilo family here in Bakersfield, has drawn national media attention for her heroics in thwarting a dog attack on her preschool-age buddy, Jeremy. Tara and her family will be appearing at the Bakersfield Blaze home game on Tuesday, May 20th , and throwing out a ceremonial first pitch.

Will Tara be able to toss a proper two-whisker fastball? Only time will tell.

Tara and Jeremy are expected to appear at 7:15pm. Gates open at 6:30pm, and first pitch between the Blaze and Lancaster JetHawks is set for 7:30pm.

To celebrate what a truly well-loved animal can do, and hopefully to assist in placing animals in loving homes, the Blaze are offering half price tickets to any fan bringing unused animal toys or unopened animal food to the Tuesday, May 20th game.

All food and toys collected will be donated to a local animal charity or shelter, to be selected by Blaze representatives with the help of the Triantafilo family and corporate partners at Petco.