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Join Baseball Team for Light the Night Walk Oct. 29
Meet the team at Circle Park at 7 p.m.

Meet the team at Circle Park at 7 p.m.

Oct. 28, 2009

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The University of Tennessee baseball team will participate in the Light the Night Walk to help raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Thursday evening at Circle Park on the UT campus. Registration begins at 6 p.m. and the Walk will start at approximately 7:20 p.m.

Over the past three years, the Volunteer baseball program has raised over $22,000 to support cancer research, including $7,605 so far this year. There is still time to contribute to the team's fundraising goal and fans can do so by visiting the following link: http://pages.lightthenight.org/tn/ETN09/UTBaseball

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) funds lifesaving research that has contributed to major advances in the treatment of blood cancers and treatments for other types of cancer, such as chemotherapy and stem cell transplants. These treatments have helped patients live better, longer lives. New targeted therapies that kill cancer cells without harming normal tissue are providing drugs and procedures that are improving quality of life.

• A donation of $25 provides patients and their loved ones with FREE booklets that contain up-to-date information on their disease and help them make informed decisions about their treatment options.

• A donation of $50 makes possible a Family Support group with a trained facilitator where comfort can be found and experiences can be shared among patients and family members.

• A donation of $100 helps supply laboratory researchers with supplies and materials critical to carrying out their search for cures.

• A donation of $1,000 makes possible one- on-one conversations with health care specialists who provide patients with information about their disease, treatment options, and helps prepare them with questions for their health care team.

START TIME SET FOR FINAL GAME OF ORANGE AND WHITE WORLD SERIES

The seventh and final game of the 2009 Orange and White World Series will start at 5 p.m. Friday afternoon at Lindsey Nelson Stadium in Knoxville. Although the White team picked up a victory in the last contest, the Orange squad still leads the series, five games to one.

Sophomore Matt Ramsey has paced first year pitching coach Jason Beverlin's Orange team offensively, hitting .500 with 12 hits in 24 at-bats and eight RBIs this fall. Junior Blake Forsythe, meanwhile, has been the team's top run producer with a .375 batting average and a team-high 12 RBIs. On the mound, sophomore Adam Adkins is 2-1 in three starts and four appearances with a 4.09 ERA and squad-best 13 strikeouts in 11 innings of work.

For infielders coach Bradley LeCroy's White squad, sophomore Charley Thurber has been the team's top offensive threat, hitting .387 with seven doubles and nine RBIs. Fellow classmate Josh Liles and senior Matt Hamaker are tied for the team lead with three home runs each, while junior Bryan Morgado has tossed a team-high 10.1 innings with 12 strikeouts and a 4.35 ERA.

Fans are encouraged to attend and seating is available in the stands down the first-base line. Admission is free.

 

 

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