Award-winning basketball player of the year throws first pitch at Wilmington Sharks game

Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 6:57 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Saniya Rivers, recently named Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year, threw the first pitch at the Wilmington Sharks baseball game Thursday evening, according to Ashley High School head coach Adrienne Gale.

The first pitch took place at 7:35 p.m. because of inclement weather.

The gatorade player of the year says she’s getting accustomed to her new celebrity status; however, she says she was surprised when she was asked to throw out the first pitch at the Sharks game.

“I was actually shocked. I’ve never been to a Sharks game and I’m really excited. This is my first experience so I’m hoping that they win and I’m not bad luck so we’ll see,” said Rivers.

The Wilmington Sharks baseball game against the Myrtle Beach 8′s was at the Buck Hardee Field at Legion Stadium in Wilmington.

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