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Apr 12, 2016 5:57 PM

Windham boy catches foul ball on Red Sox opening day


BOSTON, Mass. - For Windham's, Nicholas LaRoche, Monday may have been one of the best days of his life.

LaRoche is just 11 years old and caught his first foul ball at the top of the second inning when an Orioles player tipped it towards where LaRoche and his dad, Mark, were sitting.

Though the Red Sox fell to the Orioles 9-7, LaRoche was still happy to be there.

“I was very excited,” he told the Union Leader, “It was pretty cool because it had dirt on it and it said 2016 opening day on it.”

This isn't the first time LaRoche has had a memorable sporting day, he once performed at a Manchester Monarchs intermission with his karate squad, but Opening Day 2016 surpassed even that day.

The father and son duo had front row seats for this years home opener but that is a rarity for the two. They are Patriots season ticket holders, but for Red Sox games the normally sit a little further back.

“I felt like I could reach out and touch the first baseman almost,” Nicholas LaRoche said to the Union Leader.

The fifth grader not only admires athletes, but he is quite the athlete himself. In addition to karate, he plays football, baseball and basketball.

The Red Sox have another chance to take on the Orioles at 7 p.m. at Fenway Park.


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