'Aiken Attack' baseball team wears pink for breast cancer awareness

News 12 at 11 o'clock / Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012

AIKEN, S.C. -- The Aiken Attack baseball team decked out in pink for their game in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Jordan Gunnells showed off his pink attire, saying, "They're pink and it says 'Attack Cancer.' Usually it says 'Attack.'"

The team decided to dedicate this weekend's tournament to breast cancer awareness, and they're doing it in style.

Rochelle Perry, the coach's wife, says, "They've got pink socks, pink belts, pink eye black, they're all into it! They love it!"

Players say it's a cause that hits close to home.

"This cause is really important to us because everyone on the team has been affected by it in one way or another," Perry said.

The coach's mom is a three-time survivor of breast cancer.

"It's just something special to all of us and we wanted to do something," Perry said.

Some of the players even took it upon themselves to go the extra mile and raise money for the cause.

Perry says they are hoping to donate that money to the cancer wing at Aiken Regional.

The players say the color change didn't slow them down one bit.

"It gave me motivation," Gunnells said.

And pink must have been the right play call, because the boys finished with a win.

"If pink helps, then maybe we'll do pink all the time!" Perry said.

The boys have another game Sunday, and they'll be sporting their pink jerseys again.


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