Drake Vollmer, 10, of Pacific, is given a Major League baseball before he takes to the mound at Mercy’s Day of the Child at the ballpark.
WASHINGTON, Mo. – Drake Vollmer, 10, lived his baseball fantasy by throwing out a first pitch from the mound at Busch Stadium to a Cardinal’s player.
Drake, of Pacific, was one of three young patients invited by Mercy to throw out a first pitch to right fielder Randal Grichuk before the Cardinals played the Milwaukee Brewers April 30 while the team helped Mercy celebrate Day of the Child. Mercy’s Day of the Child celebrates its youngest patients and honors the health care providers who treat them.
“It was awesome,” said Drake, a baseball fan who practiced his pitching before the game.