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Iona Baseball Hosts First Pitch Dinner with Mariano Rivera

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY — The Iona College baseball team hosted its inaugural First Pitch Dinner Tuesday evening at the Hynes Athletics Center.  New York Yankee legend Mariano Rivera was the guest of honor and keynote speaker.

“It was a great night for Iona baseball,” said head coach Pat Carey, “We are incredibly grateful to Mr. Rivera, and all of the alumni and friends of the program that supported this event.”

Over 200 guests attended the dinner, which featured Vin Parise ’00 as Master of Ceremonies, and remarks from Iona College President Dr. Joseph E. Nyre, Director of Athletics Rick Cole Jr, Iona pitcher John Nargoski, Coach Carey, and Mariano Rivera.

The Iona College baseball team opens its 2015 campaign Friday.  The Gaels will take on the University of Missouri in Cary, North Carolina. First pitch is scheduled for 12:00 pm.