Soldier makes surprise appearance at 'Senior Day' celebration

Danielle Lewellen was surprised to see her brother at Saturday's game.

The Truman State University softball team celebrated their seniors before taking on the Maryville Saints Saturday morning.

Each of the teamâ??s four seniors were escorted by family members onto the field as fans cheered for all their hard work this season.

One of those seniors also got a very special surprise.

Danielle Lewellenâ??s brother has been serving in Afghanistan for the past six months, but he made a special trip to Kirksville to see his sister play in Saturday morning's game.

â??It felt really good, actually they told me he was going to be here next weekend, so that was very surprising and awesome,â?? said Lewellen.

Now that the games are over, she's excited to spend some much anticipated quality time with her brother.

Up next for the lady bulldogs is round one of the Great Lakes Valley Championship Tournament on Friday.