Sara Hinesley, a 10-year-old Frederick native who was born without hands, threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Friday’s game between the Orioles and Cleveland Indians in a warm moment that presaged the 13-0 win that was to follow.
She nailed it! Sara Hinesley threw out the first pitch at tonight's @Orioles game! Sara, who was born without hands, recently won the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest, which recognized her excellence in writing cursive. pic.twitter.com/P44IxJMztf
Sara, who in April won the Nicholas Maxim Award of the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest for cursive handwriting, threw the pitch to fellow Frederick native and Orioles reliever Branden Kline.
The St. John Regional Catholic student held the ball between the tips of her arms, the same way she wrote the script that earned her national recognition this spring, and received a nice ovation from the Camden Yards crowd on a memorable day at the ballpark.