Cat Osterman will highlight a weekend of activities at Minute Maid Park as the Astros host the Seattle Mariners for a four-game series.
On Friday night, Osterman will throw out the ceremonial first pitch as well as sign autographs. The former Texas Longhorns star pitcher was a four-time All-American and held the NCAA Division I career strikeout record. Osterman also pitched on the USA Women’s Softball Olympic Team, which won gold in the 2004 Summer Games and silver in the 2008 Summer Games.
Earlier on Friday, Osterman will join the Houston RBI Girls Softball Team for a shopping spree at Academy Sports + Outdoors. The softball team attended the RBI World Series in Minneapolis, Minnesota this year with the coaches and representatives from the Houston Astros Urban Youth Academy, which is funded and run by The Astros Foundation.
Friday night is also the third Dollar Dog Night of the season. It is presented by H-E-B and fans can buy an unlimited number while supplies last.
After the game, fans will take home an Inaugural American League West commemorative baseball, presented by Kellogg’s. Then fans can stay for the postgame fireworks show, Big and Bright Friday Nights, presented by Marathon Oil Corporation. This week’s show theme is a blast from the past, “Rat Pack” theme.
For Saturday’s 6:10 p.m. game, the last replica jersey giveaway of the season will take place for the first 10,000 fans. This weekend’s jersey is a navy and rainbow-striped batting practice replica jersey, courtesy of Houston Methodist.