The first two pitches thrown at Tuesday's softball game between Huntington Beach and Newport Harbor will have a Vierra family spin to it.
Cathy Vierra will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before handing over starting pitching duties to daughter, Micaela, a freshman right-hander for the Oilers who will officially start the Sunset League game against the Sailors.
It's not just any game, however. The Huntington Beach softball team has joined forces with the National Foundation for Cancer Research by taking part in the NFCR's yearlong national campaign titled, "Beat Cancer with a Bat."
Huntington is hosting Newport Harbor at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday at Worthy Park. All of the proceeds from the sales of baked goods, drinks, pink balloons and a 50/50 raffle held during the varsity and junior varsity games will go to the NFCR, said Huntington Beach softball booster Ron Pasqual.
Admission is free.
Pascual's daughter, Jacqui, is a freshman first baseman for the Oilers.