FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas governor Mike Beebe and former Razorback pitcher Drew Smyly teamed up for the ceremonial first pitch before Tuesday's Minnesota-Detroit game.

Beebe was in Michigan to speak at the Michigan Leadership Forum, according to the Associated Press. He is a lifelong Tigers fan.

Smyly caught Beebe's ceremonial pitch. Smyly, who is in his second season with the Tigers, threw one scoreless inning during Detroit's 6-1 win.

Robbie Neiswanger Arkansas News Bureau