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2018 Strikeout Cancer Game: Lady Trojans honor cancer survivors

By Sylvia Askew-Newhouse
Strikeout Cancer first pitch Strikeout Cancer flowers Strikeout Cancer honoreesThe Millington Lady Trojan Softball program hosted their annual Strikeout Cancer Game on the night of March 27 at Miles Park. The visiting Haywood Lady Tomcats participated in the pregame activities to recognize surviving relatives of various forms of cancer. And both teams took a moment to honor those who passed from the disease.
Wearing special pink uniforms, several Lady Trojans players took to home plate to catch first pitches from their loved-ones being recognized. Millington Head Coach Whitney Horton provided flowers for the players to present also for both teams. Those recognized on the night from Millington were Nancy Asbridge, Amy Cross, Jackie Boswell, Simone Fields, Trish Hall, Deann Carver, Jerry Ballard, Nancy Davenport and Jennifer McLain; from Haywood Joy McConnico, Betty Roth, Khale Anthony, Willora King, Charlotte Jennhdrick, Judy Oliver and Haven Williams. Those remembered on the night were from Haywood Shirley Ann Rogers, Mary Mann, Wima Jones, William King, Bob Killen, Elaine Bell, Willie Hess, Grewinta Hill and Magnolia Rogers; and from Millington Jack Van Douser, Guilia Ramous, Fran Carmon, Ronnie Noe, Samuel Lazo, Santiago Lazo, Ray Stultz, Wanda Darnell, Barbara Wade, Curtis Owen, Nora Morgan, Allene Brown, Anne Howard and Babe Howard.

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