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Carbondale officer injured in shooting takes mound to throw first pitch

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CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) -

Thousands of fans filled the stands at Rent One Park Thursday as the Miners hosted Stand Up For Blue Night.

About 6,428 people came out to the game against the Normal CornBelters. According to the Miners, the crowd attendance was a season-high and one of the biggest crowds ever at Rent One Park.

The goal of the evening was to show support for those who protect the community.

A lot of cheers and clapping could be heard when Officer Trey Harris took the mound to throw the ceremonial first pitch.

This is the first time Harris made a public appearance since he was injured in a shooting in Carbondale. 

Harris was shot while sitting in the passenger seat of a police cruiser during a high speed chase.

The Miners also auctioned off two of the custom Dinger bats. All proceeds from the auction and 50 percent of the the ticket sales will go to the Carbondale Police Department Injured Officers Fund.

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