Monday Sept. 12, 2011
Posted: 9:46 p.m.
WHITE SOXBirmingham AA
The Barons saw their season come to an end Monday night at Hank Aaron Stadium after dropping a 7-1 decision to Mobile in Southern League semifinal action. The BayBears will advance to meet Tennessee, which ousted Chattanooga, in the final.
Birmingham managed only four hits against a trio of Mobile pitchers, three of which came against starter Charles Brewer. Justin Edwards started for the Barons and allowed six runs on five hits and a pair of walks in 4 13 innings.
For Carl Edwards Jr., Memorial Day has a special meaning.
That's because the Cubs reliever has a very close tie to the armed services.
Edwards met his fiance, Nette Smith, before her deployment in Afghanistan. Throughout her active service, Edwards kept in touch by writing her letters. Their relationship eventually blossomed, and now the couple has a one-year-old child.
With Smith's army commitment finished, she views Memorial Day as a time to appreciate all those who serve.
"To me, Memorial Day is a day set aside for me to remember some of the people I have met who sacrificed everything," Smith said.
Watch the couple's entire story in the video above.