SLIDESHOW: Marian Mustangs Play To ‘Strike Out Cancer’ For Captain’s Mom

FRAMINGHAM – The Marian High softball team has struggled this season. But yesterday, the team had a dual focus of winning their first game of the season, and bringing awareness to “striking out cancer.”

The team wore pink strike out cancer t-shirts in honor of tri-captain Michele Riley’s mom, who has been diagnosed with cancer, said head coach Bill Zompetti.

Riley was the starting pitcher on the mound yesterday. The Mustangs still struggled on the diamond and lost.

Whitinsville Christian batted through the cycle in the first inning, and never relinquished the lead. They won 14-0.

But yesterday, the game was more about winning. It was about supporting a teammate and her mom.

The other Mustang tri-captains this season are  Claire Paulson and Sammi Hanson.


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