Scotty McCreery missed his junior baseball season while he was off winning "American Idol" but he'll get to display some of his skills swinging a bat on Saturday, June 11 when he is scheduled to play in the Country Music Awards Music Festival's Celebrity Softball Challenge in Nashville, Tenn.
McCreery, who was a baseball pitcher, is on the roster for the Grand Ole Opry team for the celebrity game. Proceeds go to City of Hope, a charity that supports medical research for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.
Also on the Grand Ole Opry squad is former University of North Carolina linebacker Chase Rice of "Survivor" fame, who is now a country music artist; country music star Vince Gill and Tennessee Titans quarterback Kerry Collins.
Lauren Alaina, who reached the finals of Idol, is on the other team, The AfterMidnight with Blair Garner club.