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6-year-old Sutherland Springs shooting survivor throws first pitch at Missions game

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SAN ANTONIO - Ryland Ward, the little boy who survived being shot five times in the Sutherland Springs church massacre threw the first pitch at the San Antonio Missions baseball game on Friday night.

While we love our San Antonio Missions. The crowd cheered a little louder tonight for their newest member of the team.

Before we take you to the mound, we are going to take you back. We all remember November 5th, 2017. A gunman took 26 lives in Sutherland Springs.

It was almost 27. Little Ryland Ward was shot five times but miraculously he survived. He's just a child who loves baseball. Which brings us to a Minor League Baseball game.

Watch the special moment where Ryland throws a pitch in front of hundreds. The crowd goes wild. His night filled with high fives.

"It was awesome man," Ryland's Uncle, Michael Ward said.

November 5th, 2017 is a day that will forever be solidified in history as the worst mass shooting in the states history.

But tonight, will forever solidify Ryland's place on the San Antonio Missions team as an honorary member.

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