NEW YORK (July 16, 2019)–Undefeated Heavyweight Prospect Sonny Conto will return to his roots, and throw at the ceremonial 1st pitch at TONIGHT’S Philadelphia Phillies – Los Angeles Dodgers game at Citizens Bank Park.
The 1st pitch will be part of The Phillies Italian Heritage Celebration.
The 23 year-old Conto of South Philadelphia has a record of 3-0 with three knockouts.
Conto was an acclaimed baseball pitcher, who pitched for Rowan College, in Gloucester County. Conto, helped his team make it to the NJCAA Division III World Series, where his team placed 3rd.
Conto had a minuscule ERA of 0.73 and had two saves.
“This is a blessing, and I am thankful for the opportunity,” said Conto. “I did not expect something like this so early in my career.”
“My goal was always to pitch in the Major Leagues, but then I got into a car accident, and then I turned my focus towards boxing,” said the former relief pitcher.
Conto is managed by Split-T Management and promoted by Top Rank. He will look for win number-four on Saturday August 10th when he takes on Guillermo Del Rio at The Liacouras Center in Philadelphia..