Maclay Baseball Shows Support for Boston Marathon Bombing Victims

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By: Gina Pitisci

A local high school baseball team is doing its part to pay tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Parents and players from both Maclay and Rocky Bayou from Pensacola joined together in singing Sweet Caroline in the fourth inning of their first district play-off game to honor those who lost their lives or were injured in the Boston Marathon bombings.

"We saw it at the Boston Red Sox game the other night and it gave chills to me and I looked at my husband right there and said we need to do this," Cathi Barineau, Organizer of Tribute, said.

A parent of one of the players also decided to make stickers that read "B" Strong for everyone at the game to wear.

"As everyone walked in today we asked if they would like to wear a sticker," Barineau said. "Of course everyone that walked in said absolutely, they would be proud to wear a sticker."

The Maclay players even kept with the Sweet Caroline theme by wearing their summer team uniforms in Carolina blue.

"We're just doing what we can to let them know that we're thinking about them and support to the people in Boston and move forward," Scott Eagen, Athletic Director, Maclay School, said.

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