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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Orioles are looking to bounce back in game two of their playoff series with the Yankees. The scheduled first pitch is hours away and the excitement is building.

Rochelle Ritchie has more on the emotional first pitch Sunday night.

Thousands of fans filled Camden Yards to cheer on the Orioles in the playoffs. Out of the sea of orange and black is 17-year-old Daniel Borowy.

Borowy is the survivor of the Perry Hall High School shooting. It was the first day of school when another student, Robert Gladden, Jr., walked into the cafeteria and began shooting. The bullets hit Borowy, sending him to the hospital for weeks.

“The road is definitely not done. He’s got a ways to go,” said Borowy’s father.

With the help of family, friends and supporters, Borowy is quickly recovering.

Sunday night, he stood next to the guidance counselor who tackled the shooter and threw the first pitch to start the playoff game between the O’s and the Yankees.

“I think that’s really cool. That’s really thoughtful of them,” said a student.

Students say watching Borowy Sunday night was a reminder there is triumph after tragedy.

“It’s pretty awesome, considering all the stuff he went through,” said another student.

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The alleged shooter sits in jail charged as an adult. Investigators have yet to find a motive.

In the meantime, Borowy is courageously moving forward, showing what life throws at you only prepares you for the next pitch.

Borowy was part of a record crowd in Camden Yards Sunday. Nearly 50,000 fans were in attendance.

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