Triche to throw out first pitch on opening day

SU vs San Diego on the USS Midway in San Diego on 11/11/12. (Photos by Michael Okoniewski-SU Athletic Communications) (MICHAEL OKONIEWSKI)

April 10, 2013 2:03 PM ET

Syracuse, NY--The Syracuse Chiefs, Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, are pleased to announce that Syracuse University basketball player Brandon Triche will throw out the first pitch at the team's home opener at NBT Bank Stadium on Friday, April 12th against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs at 2 P.M.  

"Brandon Triche and the Orange had a tremendous season and represented the city of Syracuse wonderfully," Chiefs General Manager John Simone said.  "Brandon's been a great player for four years and we're glad to have him start an exciting home season for us."

Triche, the all-time games played leader for Syracuse University basketball, finished second on the team in scoring at 13.6 points per game in 2013.  He started all 147 games in his Syracuse University career.

Triche was born in Syracuse and raised in nearby Jamesville, New York.

The Chiefs stand at 5-1 on the season after a successful opening road trip to Lehigh Valley and Buffalo.  Tickets are   on sale now for Opening Day at thebox office, by phone at 315-474-7833 or online at  Fans can use the team's new ticketing system which allows fans to select their seats online and print their tickets from home.

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