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Softball takes to field this weekend in 'Strikeout Ovarian Cancer' game

5 months 4 weeks 2 days ago April 22, 2016 Apr 22, 2016 Friday, April 22 2016 April 22, 2016 1:11 PM in LSU Sports
Source: WBRZ
Image taken April 2015: lsusports.net

BATON ROUGE- The LSU softball team is set to open a three-game SEC series against the South Carolina Gamecocks this weekend, and a special women's cause is attached to the game.

This weekend is special as Saturday’s game is the fifth-annual “Strikeout Ovarian Cancer” game. Earlier Saturday morning, will be the fourth annual “Geaux Teal Ovarian Cancer Walk” at Tiger Park at 10:30 a.m.

Tiger Park will go teal on Saturday with the team wearing special jerseys and helmets and fans who wear teal can buy admission tickets for $2.

In addition, the first 1,000 fans will receive a teal koozie.

On Friday, the first 750 fans will receive a light-up bracelet, welcoming patrons on East Baton Rouge Parish School Night with $2 admission tickets available with an EBR flyer.

Sunday is “Geaux Play Day” as the team will welcome Geaux Play participants to the park and will get the chance to run on the field after the game.

The Tigers won against the Northwestern State Lady Demons on Wednesday 6-1 to improve the team’s overall season to 33-13.

The Tigers have 10 games left in the regular season.

“I think our mindset isn’t any different now than where we’ve been all season long, but we’re just taking everything one game at a time,” head coach Beth Torina said. “That’s always been our focus and where it will continue to be.”

The first two games in this weekend’s series on Friday and Saturday will start at 6 p.m. and Sunday’s game will be for 1 p.m.

SEC Network+ will have coverage of game two and three of the series, with Lyn Rollins and Yvette Girouard calling the action. All three games of the weekend will be aired on 107.3 FM locally in Baton Rouge and at LSUsports.net for Geaux Zone subscribers.

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