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Southview softfball swings for a cure

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Becky Howard is the honorary first base coach for Southview. On base is Kate Austin.

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Sylvania Southview coach Jim Zoltowski talks with Kate Austin during an Oak Harbor time out.

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Oak Harbor and Southview softball teams pose for a group photo.

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Rachel Loch before the game has a moment alone before the game. This year's game was dedicated to the memory of Janis Dae Loch, Rachel mother, who lost her battle with cancer in January.

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Pitcher and leadoff hitter Bri Michel crosses home for a run in the first inning.

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Members of the Oak Harbor team line up and give a hug to Rachel Loch before the game.

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Rachel Loch, left,and her dad, Nick Loch, after he threw the ceremonial first pitch to catcher Kate Austin, right. Janis Loch, Nick's wife and Rachel's mom, died of cancer in January.

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Rachel Loch, left, watches as her dad, Nick Loch, throws the ceremonial first pitch to catcher Kate Austin before the game.

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Because of the poor conditions of the softball field, the game was moved to the practice soccer field.

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Sylvania Southview coach Jim Zoltowski watches play on the improvised softball field.

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Nick Loch, left, watches as coach Jim Zoltowski, center, shakes hands with Loch's daughter Rachel.

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Nick Loch hugs his daughter Rachel.

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