MORGANTOWN \u2014 Though the postseason looms for the Morgantown and University High softball teams, today\u2019s matchup at Mylan Park will have a more meaningful impact than playoff seedings.\r\n\r\nThe crosstown rivals will join together to participate in \u201cStrikeOut Cancer,\u201d a game that helps raise cancer awareness and to honor survivors and those lost to the disease.\r\n\r\nMHS partnered with the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, which organizes StrikeOut Cancer to use \u201cthe personal experiences, community leadership and professional excellence of fastpitch softball coaches nationwide to help increase cancer education and promote healthy living through awareness efforts,\u201d according to the association\u2019s website.\r\n\r\nMHS coach Lorri Lipscomb has a testimony to learning about the effects of cancer \u2014 she lost her brother and sister nearly a year apart to different types of cancer.\r\n\r\n\u201cCancer awareness is something near and dear to me, and most people out there have been touched by it in one way or another,\u201d she said. \u201cThis gives us an opportunity to honor some people who are cancer survivors or may have lost someone along the way.\u201d\r\n\r\nMountainview Elementary teacher Teressa Richardson, a breast cancer survivor, will throw out the first pitch. UHS will join the effort as each team will wear special T-shirts commemorating the game. Signs can be filled out to memorialize those who have died or for survivors.\r\n\r\n\u201cWe\u2019ll just be playing for people who have or have had cancer,\u201d Lipscomb said.\r\n\r\nThe Mohigans (13-3) battled the weather for the last week and a half \u2014 they\u2019ve played just two games since April 11, including a 10-0 win over Fairmont Senior on Monday night. Rainouts and cancellations have been tough on MHS\u2019s schedule heading into the OVAC and sectional tournaments. Sectionals begin May 2 and the Mohigans are favored to be the top seed in Region I, Section 2.\r\n\r\nThe Hawks spent last week at Disney\u2019s Wide World of Sports for their spring training trip.\r\n\r\nFirst pitch is set for 5 p.m. Tuesday.