Fresno City Women’s Softball Looks to Strike-out Cancer with Alumni Gam

Story By: Conner Stevens, Reporter

This past weekend the Rams Softball team held their sixth annual Striking Out Cancer Alumni game on Saturday Oct. 6 at Fresno City.

Both new and old players alike were able to come together to help raise money for cancer research while also getting in an exhibition softball game that gave the community a sneak peek at what the Rams will have to come this upcoming season.

“It was cool coming out here with old teammates” alumna Hayley Olivas said after the game.  “Getting to know all the new alumni and players on the current team while also helping them get ready for the season was a lot of fun.”

Fans were treated to quite the show as the offense for Fresno City looked season ready. The game was capped off with 3 homeruns by the Rams in the final inning.

“It’s fun to get alumni and their families out here” coach Rhonda Williams said. “Just a big fun event that allows us to raise money for a good cause.”

Following the game, the crowd was asked to meet on the infield for a balloon release to pay tribute to those impacted by cancer. One of which was Fresno City’s President Carole Goldsmith who spoke and gave thanks to the community for coming out.

“I was grateful that the President came out and addressed everybody” Williams said. “She’s a cancer survivor too so this is for her.”

The Rams prepare for the season as they open with a double header on Feb. 2 against Cuesta College and Sierra College.