Kim Mulkey and Daughter Makenzie Fuller to Throw out First Pitch Prior to Thursday's Game at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium
Two time National Champion Coach, Olympic Gold Medalist Kim Mulkey and daughter Makenzie Fuller at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium.
Prior to Thursday night's Palm Beach Cardinals home game vs. the Charlotte Stone Crabs, Kim Mulkey, head Women's Basketball coach at Baylor and mother to Palm Beach shortstop Kramer Robertson, and her daughter Makenzie Marie Robertson, will be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch.
Mulkey has been at Baylor University since 2000 and has compiled 539 career wins. Included in those victories are two National Championships and nine conference championships. She has also won Big 12 Coach of the Year six times and was a finalist for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
In the seventeen prior years to her taking over, Baylor had 13 losing season. Since, Mulkey has led Baylor to a .846 winning percentage. She has won an Olympic Gold Medal in the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles, California and is a member of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.
Makenzie Fuller is the associate director of basketball operations at Baylor and played basketball and softball for the Lady Bears from 2010-2014. On the court, she scored a career high 23 points twice, once in her junior year and other in her senior year, and is just one of two Baylor female student-athletes to play in two different NCAA Tournaments for two different sports in the same year. Her softball team made it to the Women's College World Series while basketball made it to the Elite 8.
Kramer Robertson, son to Kim and brother to Makenzie, is playing his first year for the Palm Beach Cardinals. After growing up in Waco, he went to play baseball at LSU and reached the College World Series in 2015 and 2017. Kramer was selected in the fourth round of the 2017 MLB Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals and played his first season at Single-A Peoria. He was promoted before the season to Advanced-A Palm Beach.
Also, happening before the game, the Palm Beach Cardinals will have an on-field presentation for the Benjamin School Baseball Team to celebrate their successful 2017-2018 season.
Gates will open at 5:30 PM EST with first pitch at 6:30 PM EST. Tickets can be purchased at Rogerdeanchevroletsadium.com/tickets-events or at the ticket office.
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