Rock Bridge softball team wears pink for final home game

Monday, September 24, 2012 | 8:31 p.m. CDT; updated 10:18 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, September 25, 2012

*An earlier version of this article misidentified the player that hit the double.

COLUMBIA — The Rock Bridge softball team wore pink for its final home game of the season against Helias Catholic on Monday.

The pink jerseys and socks were part of an effort to raise awareness for breast cancer. The pink socks had the pink ribbon symbol stitched in them, and the jerseys had the words "fight like a girl ... raise breast cancer awareness" written on the back above each player's number. The team also hosted a bake sale Monday to raise money for the cause. 

The game remained scoreless until a Helias home run in the fourth inning put the Crusaders ahead by two runs.

The Bruins countered in the fifth when junior Hannah Liebhart hit a double, advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt from Bruins senior Krista Blomenkamp, then scored off a double from Breanna Logan.*

Rock Bridge was unable to score again for the rest of the game. In the final inning, with two outs and runners on first and second base, Callie Sapp battled for 11 pitches but eventually struck out, and Rock Bridge lost 2-1.

The Bruins (13-4) will play again Thursday at Hannibal.

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