Aztech throws first pitch at Bravehearts game

Above: Assabet students with their pitching robot. (contributed photo, L-R: Braveheart Mascot, Matt Ledger, Mathew and Jacob Marinelli and Jamieson Dunne)

It turns out that it’s not just our town’s Little Leaguers that are making baseball news. A Southborough teen helped “throw” the first pitch at a Worcester Bravehearts game recently. But he didn’t do it as an athlete. (I’m not sure he was even on the mound.)

Southborough’s Matt Ledger, along with three fellow Assabet students – Mathew and Jacob Marinelli and Jamieson Dunne – controlled a robot they built for pitching.

Left to right, the students are Matt Ledger, from Southborough, Mathew and Jacob Marinelli, from West Boylston, and Jamieson Dunne from Clinton. (contributed photo)An Aztechs Robotics team rep shared:

Mentors Randy Lennox and Marcus Fletcher worked with the students to build a robot that can pitch a baseball from the mound to home plate. . . 

The pitch was perfect, the catcher didn’t even have to move!

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