Cameron and Karley Daigle thought they were just getting a neat opportunity at the ballpark after winning a raffle, but it wasn’t until they met the catcher after the pitch that they realized it was their dad under the mask.

Tech. Sgt, Lance Daigle was deployed overseas for six months and this might be his last deployment before retirement — which got the wheels in motion. He teamed up with the Mudcats and made sure his kids had an unforgettable experience.

TSgt Lance Daigle surprises his kids at Five County Stadium

We were honored to help Seymour Johnson AFB TSgt Lance Daigle surprise his kids with a special first pitch as he returned from deployment today.

Posted by Carolina Mudcats Baseball Club on Wednesday, April 26, 2017