Arkansas gets a big All-Star lift
Jacob Teel got a thrill of a lifetime Monday night at the All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game in Miami.
The 10-year-old cancer survivor from Delight was invited by Major League Baseball and Stand Up to Cancer to serve as a youth reporter. Before the game, he had the opportunity to speak to actor Jamie Foxx and softball legend Jennie Finch, among others. Then former major league pitcher Al Leiter surprised the crowd at Marlins Park and Jacob by offering the youngster his atbat in the first inning.
Jacob not only got a base hit, but he also scored on a three-run home run by Benito Santiago.
Jacob has already battled cancer three times in his young life and is currently receiving treatment at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.