Gainesville coach throws out ceremonial first pitch before Rays game

Wiggs with Smith

Santa Fe Saints head baseball coach Johnny Wiggs threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Friday night's Rays game.

Tampa Bay's Mallex Smith and Ryan Yarbrough both played for Wiggs at Santa Fe Community College during the 2012 season, and Wiggs caught up with them before the game.

"It was a lot of fun getting to talk to them a little bit," Wiggs said. "Yarbrough's grown a little bit. Mallex looks faster. It's real exciting for them. Everyone at Santa Fe College, Gainesville, watching these guys, we're real excited for them."

When asked if he did anything to prepare for his big moment on the mound, Wiggs said he took things pretty easy in the days leading up to his first pitch.

"I haven't thrown in three or four days, maybe five days, since last weeks youth camp. I haven't practiced and I was a little nervous, but I got it there."

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