Robbie Morrison, the All-American Miami relief pitcher who surrendered Warren Morris’ walk-off home run that won the 1996 College World Series, will throw the ceremonial first pitch of Sunday’s series finale between LSU and Arkansas in Alex Box Stadium at 1 p.m.
Jeff Marx, the author of “Walking With Tigers” broke the news on 104.5 ESPN Radio’s “After Further Review” on Wednesday.
Morris will catch Morrison’s first pitch, Marx said, at the urging of LSU coach Paul Mainieri.
Marx said Morrison, who has never met Morris since the home run, contacted him last week. He will attend the entire Arkansas series, Marx said, and the two will hold a “first meeting” during Friday’s “After Further Review” show at 5 p.m. at Walk-On’s.
A 2012 inductee into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame, Morrison was the 47th overall selection by the Kansas City Royals in the 1998 MLB Draft but never advanced beyond Double-A.