BINGHAMTON, NY – It’s not very often that you see a high school remove a player jersey number.
Given the large number of children who attend each school, it’s easy to see why.
However, that is precisely what the Seton Catholic Central softball team did on Thursday in honor of one of their deceased graduates.
The Saints have retired the No.17 jersey once owned by Connor Murray.
Murray graduated from Seton in 2017 and was the first choice for the SUNY Broome Nursing Program, from which she graduated as an associate in 2019.
However, 3 weeks after graduating, Murray suffered from bilateral pulmonary embolism and passed away on June 12, 2019.
Murray’s family were on hand for the pre-game ceremony in which the flowers received, a team signed ball and a framed No.17 jersey.
After the emotional moment, there was still one game to play.
Seton hosting Elmira.
1st round, 1-0 Elmira and Sarah Coon takes the start.
His solo shot makes it a 2-0 match.
Skip to 4th now.
4-0 Express until Addison Taft logs in and it’s moonlight!
That finds the stream and it’s now a 6-0 lead for Elmira.
Bottom of the sleeve, maintaining a double-digit lead for Elmira.
But, the threatening saints.
Sidney Perkins is embarking on what appears to be a double game.
But, a low jet.
In goal to score comes Emma Nagorny, and Seton is on the board.
But that was all Elmira in this one as the Express won it, 13-1.