On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, 26 former softball players returned to the campus where it all started many years ago. The day was filled with rekindling friendships, laughs, and of course…softball.
Players that were made up of the class of 2004, 2016, and everyone in between came back to participate in the 7th annual Alumni Game.
The Ladies arrived around 11:30 am, and took a group picture at Noon. The game started shortly after and featured some good, and not so good plays! Jalessa Sledge (class of 2010 before moving on to play at Gannon) got things started as she homered to left center on the third pitch of the game.
That lead would not hold up however, as the home team scored a bunch in the bottom half to take control. Thanks to a home run by Kim Burdett (class of 2016 and current player at Westminister), the home team ran way with the game by a score of 11-2.
After the game, the ladies hung around and watched the current Saints take on Niagara County Community College. Night time events then followed as the girls made a weekend of catching up with old friends.
Current head coach Brian Dewey said, "I want to thank everyone who came back to make this day special. Its amazing to me how we had people come in from all over the country for this. Some from Albany, NY, some from North Carolina, and some from Illinois came back to see everyone. They left a mark on this program when they played here, but even more importantly, they have forged friendships that obviously are lasting a lifetime."
Here is a list of Alumni that attended on Saturday. Miranda Marucci, Skye Ripple, Shelby Overturf, Erika Bacha, Ronette Claar, Merran Nottingham, Sarah Hatton, Celia Brown, Felicity Knight, Rachel Gazica, Lindsey Reid, Brittany Saber, Liz Schnider, Rachel Pacholke, Christie Tevis, Kim Burdett, Sam Mott, Jalessa Sledge, Bailey Patt, Kayleigh Milliman, Tyler Honard, Ashley Stanley, Stephanie Fincher, Jerrica Darling, Taylor Wilson, and Katy Catalano.