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Charleston shooting victim's son to throw out 1st pitch for Yankees

Derick E. Hingle / USA TODAY Sports

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The son of Charleston shooting victim Sharonda Coleman-Singleton will throw out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium when the team plays Minnesota on Monday night.

Chris Singleton, a baseball player at Charleston Southern, was surprised on the set of the TODAY Show by Yankees players Alex Rodriguez, Brett Gardner and Dellin Betances and invited to attend the game and throw out the opening pitch.

Sharonda Coleman-Singleton was among nine people killed at Emmanuel AME Church on June 17. Dylann Roof has been indicted for murder in the shootings.

Singleton made headlines a few days later by saying he could forgive Roof because ''love is stronger than hate.''

The outfielder is entering his sophomore season at Charleston Southern. Singleton hit .245 with a homer and 13 RBIs last spring.

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