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Micah Shrewsberry Throws First Pitch At Pirates-Phillies Game

Penn State men’s basketball coach Micah Shrewsberry rang his 45th birthday in style Saturday night.

He threw out the first pitch at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park before the Pirates faced the Philadelphia Phillies. Unfortunately, though, Shrewsberry’s pitch didn’t quite make it to the Pirate Parrot waiting at home plate.

Shrewsberry’s big day continued with a fan meet-and-greet and pregame tailgate before the game Saturday night. The festivities were all part of the Pirates’ annual Penn State Night made possible by the Penn State Alumni Association and its Greater Pittsburgh chapter.

Even better? Each ticket purchased in select sections around the park included a $5 donation toward THON’s upcoming fundraising campaign.

Shrewsberry has been no stranger to ceremonial first pitches ahead of his first season in Happy Valley. Back in May, he threw out the first pitch as the State College Spikes opened their first season as part of the new MLB Draft League.

Baseball might not be his strong suit, but who the hell cares. Shrewsberry will lead Penn State for the first time this fall as the Nittany Lions attempt to pick up the pieces following a disappointing 2020-21 season.

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Matt DiSanto

By day, Matt is a senior majoring in journalism. By night, he's Onward State's managing editor. He's a huge Philadelphia sports fan, fantasy football lover, and washed-up drummer hailing from Collegeville, Pa. The quickest way to his heart is Margherita pizza and "Arrested Development" quotes. Follow him on Twitter @mattdisanto_ if you hate yourself or email Matt at [email protected] if you hate him.

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