Release courtesy of Northwood University
Midland, Mich. - Northwood Softball sponsored “Strikeout Cancer Day” in their home doubleheader against Ferris State on Wednesday, April 18. Twelve year old Midland native Mary Juengel threw out the first pitch with Northwood head coach Meaggan Pettipiece and the Northwood and Ferris State teams cheering her on. Juengel, whose cousin Emily Somerville is a freshman pitcher for the Timberwolves, is currently undergoing treatments for her battle with leukemia. Northwood sold “Strikeout Cancer” t-shirts at the games to help raise money for the Juengel family.