clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Josh Hawkinson throws out first pitch at Mariners game, nearly kills Robinson Cano

New, comments

Mr. Double-Double? Yes. Mr. Pitcher? Absolutely not.

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Hawkinson does a lot of things well. He's a good basketball player. He excels at scoring double-doubles. He can change batteries in smoke detectors better than someone of average height. But one thing he needs a little work on: Pitching.

The Washington State senior forward got the opportunity to throw out the first pitch in Tuesday's Mariner game in Seattle. He had the velocity and the distance, but the accuracy, needs a little help. ROOT Sports never showed it, but Zane Hopen caught it on Twitter Video:

Ugly. But he recovered with the Fernando Rodney arrow shot... Which is weird because he kid of looked like Rodney in that pitch.

Hawkinson knew it wasn't his greatest attempt... And he clearly felt bad for endangering one of Seattle's highest paid players.


Playing a waiting game with WSU Cougars’ Dom Williams as NFL draft winds down | The Seattle Times
WSU receiver Dom Williams sweated out the final rounds, going undrafted, but was quickly snapped up by the San Diego Chargers. Here’s how it unfolded.


Washington State Heads To Seattle For Nonconference Matchup - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
The Cougars face Seattle in Bellevue Tuesday at 1 p.m.

Not Football or Baseball

Greeny Joins CNT-Europe Tour Coaching Staff - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Jen Greeny joins the U.S. Collegiate National Team - Europe Tour coaching staff this summer.

Cougar Tennis Caps Season at Year-End Banquet - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Washington State freshman Aneta Miksovska captured MVP honors for the 2015-16 season to highlight the Cougars' season-ending tennis banquet Monday evening.

Lisa Roman Named to Pac-12 All-Century Team - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Roman rowed for the Cougars from 2010-12.