When doing research means throwing the first pitch at a minor-league baseball game



Above, senior Nick Mihalik throws out a ceremonial first pitch at a Somerset Patriots game.

Sometimes research takes students to very interesting places. For Senior Lecturer Ann Huser’s Sports and Events Marketing class, that place was the pitcher’s mound at a Somerset Patriots game on September 7, 2016. Nick Mihalik, a Florham Campus senior, got to throw the ceremonial first pitch of the game.

Huser’s students attended the game to gather research for a semester-long class project to see what is necessary to create a new minor league baseball team in New Jersey and write a marketing plan for its launch and first year of operation.