Photo caption: Screech poses with midshipmen before the game.
Photo caption: Helicopter flyover during the National Anthem.


The Washington Nationals concluded their spring exhibition play versus the Boston Red Sox Saturday, April 1 at Max Bishop Stadium at the U.S. Naval Academy. (The Nationals have agreed to play an exhibition game at the Naval Academy each of the next three years.) The game ended in a 4-4 tie in front of cheering Naval Academy midshipmen, who were able to attend the game free of charge.

“We’re really excited about our partnership with the Washington Nationals to have an opportunity to showcase the Naval Academy on a national stage,” said Admiral Vice Walter E. “Ted” Carter, Jr., 62nd superintendent of the Naval Academy.

Tickets for this special game were not available to the public. That the Nats and Red Sox distributed complimentary tickets to Naval Academy midshipmen, as well as select members of the U.S. Navy, demonstrated that the team is dedicated to the armed forces community. The game was televised nationally on ESPN.

By: Jamal Jones

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