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Joseph Throws First Pitch at Diamondbacks Game

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

PHOENIX -- Coyotes first-round draft pick Pierre-Olivier Joseph delivered a strike at Chase Field on Tuesday night as a pre-game guest of honor of the Arizona Diamondbacks. 

Joseph played baseball for one season as a 9-year-old in Quebec before turning his attention to other sports. He said he played multiple positions including shortstop and catcher, and that he loved everything about the game, especially the crack of the bat when he connected with just the right pitch.

Video: Joseph throws first pitch at D-Backs game

Joseph arrived at the ballpark about an hour before the D-backs vs. St. Louis Cardinals game and was given a D-backs cap and a jersey with his name on the back. He then mingled on the field and chatted with a few players, including outfielder Rey Fuentes, to whom he delivered the ceremonial pitch. Before he tossed it, Jody Jackson of FOX Sports Arizona interviewed Joseph as part of the network's pre-game show.

After the pitch, Joseph signed some autographs and then he and his mother watched the game, which Arizona rallied to win in extra innings, from prime seats along the third-base side.

Video: Joseph Q&A at Diamondbacks game

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