Sherman was invited to throw the ceremonial first pitch during the pre-game activities.
As installation commander of one of the largest air base wings in the Air Force, he commands more than 5,000 Air Force military, civilian and contractor employees.
The pre-game activities concluded with Senior Airman Abdiel Torres-Vega, the game’s honorary captain, delivering the Reds game day line up to the umpire. Torres-Vega, a Security Forces defender, was promoted six months early to the rank of Senior Airman for outstanding job performance.
The Reds shut out the Diamondbacks 3-0 and cruised to a comfortable win.
Wright-Patterson has been honored at a Cincinnati Reds’ military appreciation game for more than 10 years.
The Reds offer military members discounts to most home games at Great American Ballpark. Members save up to 20 percent on games during the season with tickets as low as $9 for most games.