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Barnyard Bat Company Wins Everett Strike Out Cancer Softball tournament

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The Sikora Family. Shown from left to right: Carol’s companion Dennis Merchant, granddaughters Janessa and Jordyn and son Peter Sikora with trophies during Saturday’s Strike Out Cancer softball tournament at Glendale Park.

Everett Strikes Out Cancer played in honor or in memory of cancer patients in a softball tournament on Saturday at Glendale Park. Event organizer Peter Sikora’s mother Carol, 77, died of stage 5 breast cancer on Sept. 24 and friend Paul Newman died on May 4 from cancer.

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A portrait of the late Carol with her companion, Dennis.
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Washed up played in memory of Paul Noonan, of Everett, who died on May 4: Bottom row pictured from left to right: Michael Yebba, John Lynch, Manuel Wilkerson, Michael Sullivan and David Flett. Top row pictured from left to right: Joseph Olszak, Michael Vitt Sr., Clark Bova, Michael Vitt Jr. and Janey Thompson.
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Barnyard Bat Company, playing in honor of Nicholas Palma, won the championship. Bottom row pictured from left to right: Josh Davidson, Nicholas LaPoire, Ryan Schaefer, Nicholas Balio, Mattie Hebert and Charles Palma. Top row pictured from left to right; Jack Selfridge, Thomas Auffrey, Steven Matteo, James Schaefer, Daniel Gove, Michael Hudd, Michael Gallo, John Raymond, Nicholas Barerisi and Nicholas Palma, who is a cancer survivor.
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Irish Crickets playing in honor of Malden Forestdale Principal Don Concannon. Bottom row pictured from left to right: Frank Cafarella, Christopher Pacheco, Dan Concannon and Michael Russo. Top row pictured from left to right: Matthew Costello, Andrew DeSimone, Cory Gaff, Shayne Mahoney, Joseph Invernizzi, Mark Sylvester and Coach Matthew Invernizzi.
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Messinger Insurance, a 5-year sponsor, playing for all cancer patients, made it to the semi-finals. Bottom row pictured from left to right: Christopher Brown, Darren Turilli, Ed DiStefano, Thomas Woodward and Cameron Mazza. Top row pictured from left to right: Michael LaRovere, Paul Stamantopoulos, Justin Johnson, David Harris, Todd Tringare and Nicholas Pettiglio.
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Trophies were given out at the end of the tournament. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) Barnyard Bat Company won the championship. (Courtesy photo, James Schaefer)

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