SPOKANE -- Gracie and Ruby Weichman walked onto the field at Avista Stadium on Monday night expecting to only play a game between innings, but they wound up getting much more than that.
The twin four-year-old sisters won their contest, and then received an extra prize after that. Their father, Sgt. Chris Weichman, who just returned from his third tour of duty in Afghanistan, strolled out of the Indians dugout. It was a huge surprise to the girls, who didn't know their dad was home.
Sgt. Weichman quickly fell to his knees in tears, while his daughters sprinted across the field to be reunited with their dad. The crowd in attendance rose to its feet for an emotional standing ovation.
The night was a winner for everyone. The Spokane Indians took down the Yakima Bears for a 1-0 victory in what turned out to be a very memorable night for one local family.