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UPDATE: Meyer throws first pitch before Twins game

Meyer being shown on the Jumbotron at Target Field. Father Richard is holding him and Jason Moser, who found him is sitting next to him.5 / 8
Meyer celebrating after throwing out the first pitch of Sunday's game. In the background is his father, Richard.6 / 8
Meyer playing catch with his father Richard before the first pitch Sunday. Cleveland Indians manager Manny Acta is in the background.7 / 8
Scott and Richard Meyer flanked by Brad Trahan (left), Excecutive Director of the RT Autism Awareness Foundation and Todd Krulewich of the Minnesota Twins (right) -- Photos by Jason Schulte8 / 8

MINNEAPOLIS -- Scott Meyer threw out the first pitch before Sunday's Minnesota Twins-Cleveland Indians baseball game at Target Field.

The five-year-old autistic Meyer went missing from his rural Prescott home for 21 hours before being found July 4 by Ellsworth native Jason Moser and his dog Autumn.

Sunday was Autism Awareness Day at Target Field and the Meyer family was invited by Brad Trahan, Executive Director of the RT Autism Awareness Foundation, Inc., to throw out the first pitch.

The foundation members was able to walk the field and then sit in their own section.

"Those in the autism community support each other and realize you have to plan day-by-day and need a plan A,B and C," Trahan said. "Autism is the fastest growing development disability in the country so we need more educating, advocating and awareness to the public."

Scott's mom Barb said the day was fabulous.

"You could have blown (husband) Dick and I over with a feather that we were able to sit through a nine-inning baseball game," she said. "It was a very nice relaxing day with the family we typically do not get."

The Twins won the game 5-1 to earn a sweep.

For more please read the Aug. 1 print version of the Herald.

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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