Twins win with UND

Fighting Hawks’ green and white mixed nicely with the colors of Minnesota’s Major Leaguers for UND Night at Target Field

Mark Kennedy and T.C. Bear

UND President Mark Kennedy and T.C. Bear get ready for the start of the Twins game against the Baltimore Orioles on Friday, July 7.

More than 2,000 University of North Dakota supporters helped spur the Minnesota Twins Major League Baseball squad to victory on Friday, July 7, in Minneapolis, where the Twins hosted UND Night at Target Field.

A sea of green and white, wearing specially designed baseball caps with the Twins logo on the front and a Fighting Hawk mark on the side, helped the home team overcome a big lead by the visiting Baltimore Orioles, before settling for a 9-6 win over the visiting O’s.

UND alum and CEO of Scheels All Sports stores, Steve M. Scheel, got the night started with a ceremonial first pitch that was grooved in for a strike. Also, representatives of UND’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences Athletic Training Program raised the Twins Territory flag ahead of the game.

During the seventh-inning stretch, UND President Mark Kennedy led the nearly 30,000 people in attendance in a rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”

Before the big game, UND alumni and friends of the University gathered at Kieran’s Irish Pub in Minneapolis for a Fighting Hawk-themed meet and greet.

Here are some images from Friday’s contest:

UND Fighting Hawks cheerleaders welcome some of the more than 2,000 UND supporters who showed up to root for the Minnesota Twins against the Baltimore Orioles.

UND Fighting Hawks cheerleaders welcome some of the more than 2,000 UND supporters who showed up to root for the Minnesota Twins against the Baltimore Orioles.

 

DeAnna Carlson Zink, Mark Kennedy and Steve M. Scheel

UND Alumni Association & Foundation CEO DeAnna Carlson Zink (left) shares a laugh with UND President Mark Kennedy (center) and UND alum and CEO of Scheels All Sports Steve M. Scheel, as they take in the sights at Target Field before the Minnesota Twins-Baltimore Orioles game on Friday, July 7.

 

Steve M. Scheel

Scheel throws out the ceremonial first pitch of the Minnesota Twins-Baltimore Orioles game on Friday, July 7.

 

Steve M. Scheel and Eduardo Escobar

Scheel poses with Minnesota Twins infielder Eduardo Escobar at Target Field in Minneapolis. Image courtesy of the Minnesota Twins.

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