DEER PARK, Wash. -- Some Deer Park athletes played their final home game Tuesday night for more than a win. The softball players decided to dedicate their last match as seniors to breast cancer awareness.
The girls beat Clarkston 10-4, but they say the purpose behind the game made the win that much better.
Homerun after homerun kept the team’s spirit high throughout the game, as well as the pink shirts, pink nails and pink socks.
“They wanted to do something special, and they chose breast cancer awareness. That’s what they’ve been working on all weekend,” Dini Pavlock, a team mom, said.
Senior Alyssa Pavlock and her teammates decided to use their final home game to send a message of support to family and friends diagnosed with the disease. They even chose a clever name for their team’s big night: “Save Second Base.”
“It’s been kind of silly to talk about because some people are like, ‘Well, what does Save Second Base mean?’ We got it from a team in California. They talked to us about it and we just thought it was a great idea to do it,” Pavlock said.
This was the team’s last game of the regular season, but the girls will head to their district tournament, where they hope to scoop up some more wins.