Nevada softball celebrates Jayme King Day Sunday

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Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter

Sunday will be Jayme King Day for the University of Nevada softball team, as the Wolf Pack will honor its former player with a special ceremony after the conclusion of the first game of a doubleheader.

The first game will be the conclusion of Friday’s game, which was suspended because of weather, with Nevada leading San Jose St. 1-0 in the top of the second inning.

King, a Fernley High School graduate, died at the age of 24 in 2015 after three battles with cancer. She was a three-sport star athlete at Fernley, before playing volleyball and softball at Shasta College in Redding, Calif., before transferring to Nevada, where she played in 36 games in 2011.

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But, after dealing with knee pain throughout that season, she was diagnosed after the season with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare bone cancer.

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