Honoring a teammate
Lakeridge softball players are honoring former teammate Nina Heidgerken this season. Nina, who played for the Pacers during her freshman and sophomore years, died March 31 from complications related to the flu.
The school will retire her No. 2 jersey at the May 7 home game against Lake Oswego High and present it to Nina's parents, Todd and Laura Heidgerken. Banners at the field display the No. 2 and a photo of Nina pitching for the Pacers, and her jersey number will be chalked behind home plate for each game.
In addition, all JV and varsity players will wear a special sticker on the back of their helmets for the rest of the season. It features Nina's name and jersey number on a softball diamond, backed by angel's wings.
— The Review