Tracy baseball teams collect hits for girl's cancer treatment
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A local baseball team hopes that hit-athon will help a little girl recover from eye cancer.

The Tracy-based Junior Mob MonStars, which has under-12 and under-13 teams playing in a fall league in Manteca, is raising money with a hit-athon at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at Clyde Bland Park, 1753 Blandford Lane.

Pita Corral, whose husband, Raymond, is a coach and whose daughter, Araya, plays on the MonStars U13 team, said that the teams have adopted Violet Brielle, who will be 3 in Decmeber, of Gig Harbor, Wash., the cousin of U13 player Zamora Souza of Tracy.

Violet has spent the past two years undergoing treatment for retinoblastoma, including surgery and chemotherapy at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Corral said that the teams have raised per-hit pledges and donations in advance of Sunday’s event.

More information is available by emailing jrmob2011@gmail.com or going to www.facebook.com/violetbriellesurvivingretinoblastoma.

Contact Bob Brownne at 830-4227 or brownne@tracypress.com.

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