US women’s hockey team member Haley Skarupa was honored Saturday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Rockville, Maryland native, who won gold in PyeongChang, South Korea, threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Baltimore Orioles took on the Minnesota Twins.
Skarupa won gold for the first time after Team USA defeated Canada 3-2 in a shootout. Skarupa is the first woman from the Washington metro area ever named to a US Hockey Olympic roster.
Before tossing the first pitch, Skarupa filmed a video for the Orioles.
“I’m really excited to throw out the first pitch today,” Skarupa said. “Go Orioles!”
The Orioles Twitter account posted several photos of the heave.
Tonight we welcomed Haley Skarupa, a Rockville, Md. native and member of the 2018 gold medal-winning @usahockey Women’s Hockey team, to throw the ceremonial first pitch. Nice job, Haley! #Birdland pic.twitter.com/UgJqEBZaPW
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) April 1, 2018
Earlier in the week, the USWNT forward was honored at Capital One Arena during the Capitals-Rangers game.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) March 29, 2018
Skarupa also did an interview with radio voice John Walton during the game.
— John Walton (@WaltonCaps) March 29, 2018
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