A baseball coach and expectant dad in Mississippi drew loud cheers from his players after hitting a home run of a gender reveal.

Mike  Brown is a volunteer assistant coach for the Mississippi State Bulldogs  baseball team. He and his wife are expecting their second child and,  since revealing the baby's gender has become something couples now do  publicly and in grand fashion, Brown agreed to step up to the plate.

His  players took opposing sides – those who predicted a boy on the first  base line and and those who predicted a girl on the third base line. A  ball, loaded with a colored powder inside, was then placed on a batting  tee.

Brown, who already has a daughter, then  grabbed a bat, stepped up and slammed the ball, which burst into a pink  cloud. Half the team then celebrated bragging rights and mobbed their  coach. (Hero Sports)