STEAM Day at Marlins Park 2016

RamTech Throws Out First Pitch at Marlins Game

There have been a wide array of unique first pitches over the years. We've seen some terrible throws from the likes of 50 Cent, and an adorable one from Derrick Rose's 3-year-old son. But rarely do we see a contraption like this throw a baseball to open a game.

 

The Coral Park RamTech engineering team built a catapult to throw out the first pitch at Tuesday's Rays-Marlins game, and it fired some heat. The pitch, which was a strike, knocked over the Marlins mascot, who was acting as the catcher.

 

The catapult design won a competition among schools in the area. It wasn't an easy contraption to design, either. The catapult kept breaking with every attempt, making it extremely difficult to master.

 

As reported by Fox Sports.

Link to original story: http://www.foxsports.com/mlb/story/miami-marlins-catapult-student-first-pitch-mascot-052416

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