CUSD Board of Trustees President Satra Zurita will throw the ceremonial first pitch, while Darrell Miller, Major League Baseball’s vice president of youth and facility development, will catch the first pitch and take a few moments to address the students prior to the game.
“The opening game is a great opportunity for our Compton Unified student-athletes to learn about the athletic programs offered at the community college,” said Zurita. “The importance of athletics and other extracurricular activities in achieving student success cannot be understated.”
Miller, who played for the California Angels, better get ready for the Zurita fastball.
“I’ve been practicing that pitch and am confident that Darrell will report to the Dodgers and Angels that he found a pitcher who can really bring it,” she laughed.
The first pitch is slated for 2:00 p.m., with pregame activity beginning at noon at the MLB Urban Youth Baseball Academy, located at 1111 E. Artesia Boulevard, Compton, CA 90221.
CUSD’s baseball and softball season kicks off the first week of March.