LSU's 'Stikeout Ovarian Cancer' set for this weekend

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The LSU softball team will play host to an ovarian cancer recognition as part of the program's second-annual "Strikeout Ovarian Cancer" event scheduled for the middle game of the Missouri series on Saturday, April 20. First pitch is on-tap for 6 p.m. at Tiger Park.

Survivors or those who lost people to ovarian and other gyn cancers who would like to participate in the pregame recognition ceremony can contact Assistant Marketing Director Lauren Taylor at Interested participants are asked to complete the online form by Thursday, April 18.

The Tigers will wear teal jerseys to celebrate survivors and spread awareness of ovarian cancer. Fans are encouraged to join LSU in wearing teal to support the cause, and the first 1,500 fans will receive a teal rally towel.

"It's an honor for our program to be able to recognize and celebrate the many courageous people that are affected by ovarian cancer," head coach Beth Torina said. "With my mom being an ovarian cancer survivor, this cause is close to my heart. I can't wait for April 20 to see Tiger Park covered with teal."

Leading into the game on April 20, a committee of women from Baton Rouge to New Orleans with connections to ovarian cancer either as a survivor or lost a family member to this deadly disease will host the inaugural "Geaux Teal Ovarian Cancer Walk".

The walk will take place starting at 9 a.m. hosted on the LSU campus and beginning at Tiger Park. This walk will help to continue to spread awareness of ovarian cancer in the Baton Rouge community in relationship with Coach Torina's mother's fight against ovarian cancer.

Anyone interested in helping to support the walk can register online at All proceeds will benefit women in the Baton Rouge area. For questions or to volunteer for the event, contact