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River Cats to Honor Valley High School Baseball Team

May 15, 2013


May 15, 2013


On-field recognition ceremony scheduled for Friday, May 17

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento River Cats will honor the heroic act of the Valley High School baseball team this Friday, May 17, with an on-field ceremony, in addition to treating the entire team to a night of baseball at Raley Field.

The Valley High School team received national attention recently for pulling a car off a young girl and saving her life on Tuesday, May 7. According to the Sacramento Bee, players from Valley High's varsity and JV baseball teams heard a girl screaming and came to her aid, pulling a sedan off her and allowing their coaches to pull her from underneath the car.

In addition to the on-field recognition prior to Friday's 7:05 p.m. game, the Cats are treating both teams and their coaches to complimentary tickets to Friday's game against the Oklahoma City RedHawks.

Valley High School co-head coach Brett Sawyer said that his team is "beyond ecstatic" for the opportunity to take his players to Raley Field this weekend.

"John Wooden once said, Sports don't build character, they reveal it," Sawyer said. "The Valley baseball team exuded character in the truest form that day, and the school, administration, community and coaching staff are proud of each and every one of them."

The Cats open an eight-game homestand beginning Thursday, May 16, at 7:05 p.m. During the homestand, fans will be treated to two nights of fireworks, two Miller Lite Thirsty Thursdays, and the first of nine bobblehead giveaways of the season, scheduled for Sunday, May 19, when 2,500 fans will receive Barry Zito bobbleheads. Tickets are available at,, Raley Field's Round Table Pizza Ticket Office, or by calling (916) 371-HITS.


River Cats Season Tickets, Mini-Plans, Flex Plans and group outings are on sale now, and can be purchased by calling the River Cats Ticket Hotline at (916) 371-HITS (4487). Individual game tickets, starting at just $8, will be available in March at and at Raley Field's Round Table Pizza Ticket Office. For more information about the River Cats, visit For information on other events at Raley Field, visit