April 9, 2011

Baldwin To Throw Out First Pitch at Mariners Game

Eastern Washington University's head football coach, Beau Baldwin, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at today's Seattle Mariners game at Safeco Field.

The Mariners host the Cleveland Indians. Game time is 6:10 p.m.

Despite being a quarterback and a three-year letter winner in baseball at Curtis High School in Tacoma, Wash., Baldwin still received plenty of advice on how to throw the ball over the plate in his ceremonial appearance. In an informal workout at Eastern on Monday (April 4), Baldwin showed an impressive fastball while joking with two former Eastern pitchers -- Kerry Pease and Howie Stalwick.

Pease is the associate director of the EWU sports and recreation center and Stalwick is a freelance sportswriter. They were former teammates who pitched sparingly for Eastern in the late 1970's and 80's. Eastern dropped baseball following the 1990 season.

Eastern athletic director Bill Chaves, an avid Boston Red Sox fan, was also on hand to provide some pointers.

You can read the rest of the article over at goeags.com.

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