It was a big surprise for two little girls, 6-year-old Bella and her 4-year-old sister Maddy who threw out the first pitch at Monday night's Hooks game at Whataburger Field. What they didn't know was that the catcher, who they were throwing the ball to, was actually their dad, Lieutenant Jeremy Taylor, a Navy pilot who has been deployed overseas since last year serving aboard the USS Boxer.

Lt. Taylor told 3 News its something he's been waiting a long time for. Lt. Taylor said, "I'm so lucky I have such an amazing wife, two strong kids. People always thank the soldiers, but it's the families who do all the hard work. When you see a family, thank them!" He then turned to one of his daughters, gave her a big kiss and said, "you did it kid."