DURHAM, NC - The Durham Bulls today announce Scotty McCreery will headline festivities at the 2012 Gildan Triple-A National Championship Game at the DBAP on Tuesday, September 18. The country music superstar will throw out the game's ceremonial first pitch and perform "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the 7th Inning Stretch.
McCreery, a native of Garner, NC, was crowned the winner of the tenth season of American Idol in 2011. He has since become one of country music's brightest young stars, selling over a million copies of his debut album Clear as Day. Now enrolled at North Carolina State University, McCreery is an avid baseball fan, having played on the Garner High School baseball team.
The 2012 Gildan Triple-A National Championship Game is a one-game, winner-take-all showdown between the champions of the International and Pacific Coast Leagues. Durham is the first International League city to host Minor League Baseball's premier event, which will be nationally televised on NBC Sports Network.
Tickets for the 2012 Gildan Triple-A National Championship Game at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park on September 18th are available online at durhambulls.com, by phone at 919.956.BULL, or in person at the DBAP ticket office.
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