Lisa Ramjit stood in front of the mound at Camden Yards with a baseball in her left hand, listening to the ballpark’s public address announcer read her cricket accomplishments to the crowd.
By the time he announced Ramjit’s helping the U.S. national women’s cricket team take down Canada in recent international play — she’s the first Maryland junior chosen for Team USA — players from both the Orioles and Astros applauded from their dugout spots. Some fans stood and cheered.
Ramjit waited, then put the ball in her right hand before winding up and delivering a solid strike to Orioles pitcher Tom Eshelman, who took a catcher’s position behind the plate.
Throwing out of the ceremonial first pitches before Sunday’s game at Oriole Park had Ramjit feeling a little nervous, she said. But she’s quite used to being in such a spotlight.
Always tell someone how you feel because opportunities are lost in the blink of an eye but regret can last a lifetime.