Updated at 5:28 p.m.
Katherine Connors, aka Miss Iowa 2010, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before tomorrow night's game at Nationals Park.
The Nats haven't confirmed the appearance, but Connors announced the news on Twitter this afternoon, posting: "It's official - headed to Washington DC to throw out the first pitch at the Washington Nationals game tomorrow night!!!"
Connors' appearance in the District will come three days after Nationals reliever Miguel Batista compared himself to her upon serving as the last-minute replacement for injured starter Stephen Strasburg. Many among the sellout crowd booed when Batista took the mound in the top of the first inning.
"Imagine, if you go there to see Miss Universe and you end up having Miss Iowa, you might get those kind of boos," Batista said.
The quote was widely circulated and made its way back to Connors, who then told the Des Moines Register: "I know I can throw a pitch or two! The question is, can Miguel Batista walk the runway in a swimsuit?"
Batista subsequently clarified that his quote wasn't meant to insult Miss Iowa and sent her flowers. The 39-year-old reliever will catch Connors' ceremonial throw tomorrow and hopes he makes a good impression on her.
"Hopefully by the end of the day, when she goes back to Iowa, she says something good about us," Batista said. "Hopefully something like, 'Hey, he was a cool guy. He looks like a low-budget Vin Diesel, but he's nice."