Sunday, May 28, 2017

Forney Softball Team Remembers Emily Galiano

A Forney High School softball team, playing for a fallen teammate, closed out their season Saturday in the regional finals against The Colony.

The team lost 4 to 7, but have been playing in honor of Emily Galiano who died may 16th. Though the team had a disappointing end to the season, there were moments of victory and a home run in the 6th inning that put the team back in the game.

The team says each one of those moments was for Emily Galiano, their angel in the outfield. It was everything they'd worked for.

“Each one of these girls was affected and they're out there playing. I couldn't do that. Most adults can't even do that,” said Connie Ivy who attended the game.

Galiano died after a teammate accidentally backed over her after a team dinner. Faced with the decision to quit or keep playing, the team decided to continue on with the Galiano family's blessing. Emily was right there with them every step of the way, her #6 carried on by people in the stands, and on their helmets.

“Emily was watching over us. We wanted to finish the season for her, and the kids did. They honored her,” said Coach Pat Eitel.


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