Hero Lancaster teen tosses first pitch at Nats game

Chris Garcia reacts after being introduced before throwing out a ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

August 8, 2013 8:08:09 AM PDT
A teenager who helped locate a missing 5-year-old girl in Lancaster County now has the ceremonial first pitch of a Major League Baseball game to add to his resume.

The Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era reports 13-year-old Chris Garcia got the ball over the plate before the Washington Nationals hosted the Atlanta Braves in Washington on Tuesday.

He celebrated with a little dance and a smile.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children invited Garcia and fellow hero, 15-year-old Temar Boggs, to throw out the first pitch; Boggs wasn't able to attend.

Last month, police say the teens were on their bikes when they spotted the girl inside a car amid a massive search, and the suspect let her go. Police say the suspect has been arrested and faces charges of kidnapping, sexual assault and other counts.


Information from: Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era , http://lancasteronline.com