You may not know it, but the U.S. military has an all-star baseball team and a former Deer Lodge Wrangler has been named to its roster.
Michael Lowery, a member of the U.S. Airforce stationed at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia, was selected to play on the U.S. Military All-Star team 'Heroes of the Diamond.' Lowery had been playing baseball on a wooden bat league team at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia and his coach thought he was deserving of moving up.
"Baseball, it's been my love, my passion forever," said Lowery. "Once I joined (the military) I kind of got the rhythm and the ropes of how the military is and I kinda put it in the back of my head. Then I heard about this base team we had. I was like, 'oh you bet, put the cleats back on."
Lowery says about a year after joining the Moody team he was asked to join the U.S. Military All-Star team.
"My head coach down there is good friends with the head coach of the Military All-Star baseball team," Lowery said. "We played them in a tournament and about a week later he said 'we want him, we want him to play."
Lowery has currently been watching his brother, Kaehl, play at the Southern 'A' District tournament in Three Forks on an 18 day leave from the base. He says his next leave from the base will be in February, when the All-Star team begins its tour.
"The tour starts about February-March and that's about the time I'll jump on with them," Lowery said." They travel around basically 48 states and different countries. Long trips and long days, but it's for the fans and it's just a great opportunity."