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VIDEO: Shooting Victim, Hero Toss Ceremonial First Pitch

Daniel Borowy of Perry Hall High School and his guidance counselor, Jesse Wasmer, earned huge cheers at the playoff game at Oriole Park Sunday night.

Some of the biggest cheers at Oriole Park Sunday night came before the game even started. 

A sellout crowd stood as Perry Hall High student Daniel Borowy threw out the ceremonial first pitch with his guidance counselor, Jesse Wasmer. 

Six weeks ago, Borowy, 17, was seriously wounded when he was shot in the high school lunchroom, allegedly at the hands of a fellow student. Wasmer is credited with intervening and preventing further violence. Click here to see Patch's coverage of the Perry Hall High shooting.

Orioles fans were especially delighted to see the balls caught by Nick Markakis and Brian Roberts—two popular players who are unable play due to injury. 

PerryHallParent October 08, 2012 at 10:56 AM
What a wonderful way to wake up, watching this video. Daniel and Jesse, although you didn't ask for any of this, you sure have handled it with class, dignity and grace. May you all continue to physically and emotionally heal from the trauma you endured.
Christy Lee October 08, 2012 at 12:24 PM
I second the above comment - way to go Daniel & Jesse!
VWK October 08, 2012 at 01:27 PM
I couldn't agree more PerryHallParent. Thanks Emily for posting this video. We kept watching for it on TV last night but with the rain delay we either missed it or it wasn't shown on television. We were so disappointed, but I should have known the Patch would be on top of it!!
Lisa Eisemann October 08, 2012 at 01:36 PM
No doubt - you are both a class act; I'll second that your dignity and grace throughout this ordeal exemplify our high school and the ideals it espouses!!
KMG October 08, 2012 at 02:17 PM
This brought tears of Joy to my eyes, to see Daniel's recovery. PerryHallParent really said it all.
Ashley October 08, 2012 at 02:35 PM
I was there last night... this was one of the best moments of the game in my opinion. The support from the crowd for those two was overwhelming and just awesome.
Emily Kimball October 08, 2012 at 02:45 PM
All of the credit goes to Tim Lemke, Senior Local Editor of Odenton-Severn Patch (http://odenton.patch.com/), and Sean Welsh, Maryland Associate Regional Editor. They put together this awesome video.
Steven Pope October 08, 2012 at 02:47 PM
So glad he is ok!
Tim Lemke (Editor) October 08, 2012 at 03:08 PM
We are pleased to have captured this video, because it's our understanding that it was not shown on television. It was a very special moment, and it's great that Daniel seems to be in good health.
VWK October 08, 2012 at 03:44 PM
Sorry Tim Lemke - I didn't look closely enough to see your name. Thanks so much for the video!
Joe Dziwulski October 08, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Daniel, Your a special young man. To live thru something like that, the Lord have a PURPOSE for you, and your life : ) Never give up. And for the teacher who came to ALL the students rescue, our schools need more teachers like you. Someone standing in the gap. Thank You : )
Jeanne October 09, 2012 at 03:45 AM
Well said PerryHallParent,couldn't have said it better mself.
Jeanne October 09, 2012 at 03:50 AM
How do we share this article, I would like some friends from out of town to see this wonderful moment?
Emily Kimball October 09, 2012 at 05:34 AM
Thanks Jeanne, You can email them this link: http://patch.com/A-y0Gv You can also send them the link via Facebook or other social media. Click "Recommend," "Tweet" or "Email" under the headline.
Jennica October 09, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Congratulations Daniel! Continued Prayers for you and your family!

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