UNCW to help “strike out cancer” during weekend series

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The UNCW softball team will once again help “strike Out cancer” when the Seahawks face Delaware in a Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) doubleheader Saturday at Boseman Field.

The UNCW softball team entertains Delaware in a weekend series at Boseman Field. Photo courtesy- UNCW athletics
The UNCW softball team entertains Delaware in a weekend series at Boseman Field. Photo courtesy UNCW athletics.

Second-year Head Coach Kristy Norton and her team will host its annual Molly Maid Pink Game/National Fastpitch C oaches Association (NFCA) StrikeOut Cancer contest at noon against the Blue Hens, hoping to raise awareness for breast cancer and support women’s cancer research.

“We’re excited to host our NFCA StrikeOut Cancer contest,” said Norton. “Cancer awareness is very important to our program here at UNCW and we look forward to doing our part to support this worthwhile initiative.”

The team will wear pink apparel to support the cause and Elwood Moore, father of freshman shortstop Lauren Moore, who will throw out the first pitch in honor of his late wife, Susan, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2010.

The Seahawks also auction a variety of items, including game jerseys, an engraved pink bat, an Akadema softball glove, golf bags and an autographed team ball. All proceeds benefit the Pretty In Pink Foundation that provides financial assistance and support to underinsured and uninsured North Carolinians with breast cancer.

UNCW has a noon start in the front end of a twin bill on Saturday, with game two set to start 30 minutes after the conclusion of the series opener. The two clubs finish the conference series with a noon start on Sunday.