JWU Athletics Works Towards Striking out Cancer

JWU Athletics

Johnson & Wales baseball and softball teams are fighting against cancer this spring. The baseball hosted their annual Strikeout Cancer game on Friday April 14 at Roger Williams University. The softball team hosted their pink game on Saturday April 22.

The teams have set a goal of raising $800 for the Pink Heals organization out of Warwick, RI. According to JWU athletics, Pink Heals provides support and services to women with all types of cancer.

Prior to the baseball’s Strikeout Cancer game, Kathy Karalis, a cancer survivor and the mother of former JWU baseball player Ty Karalis threw out the first pitch. The Wildcats took on Roger Williams and came out with a 7-3 victory. The team produced 14 hits behind a steady game by local (Cranston, RI) pitcher Brandon Budlong. He struck out a career-high nine batters.

Before the softball team’s pink game, senior Diana Amendolara’s mother threw out the first pitch. JWU split the double header with St. Joseph’s. The Wildcats were able to score six runs in their last two at-bats and take the first game 8-2. St. Joseph’s drove in two runs late in the game and were able to hold off for the 3-1 win in game two.

According to the last check of the JWU Striking Out Cancer Go Fund Me page, the donations are up to $650.



Hayley Mignacca

News and Sports Editor