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Rapids host benefit game for good cause

Midlothian, VA (WWBT)- James River's baseball team was set to hold its second annual benefit game on Wednesday at The Diamond.  After rain got in the way, the Rapids postponed the game to Thursday night and hosted Douglas Freeman at their home field.

The two teams played ten innings of exhibition baseball in front of a packed house at James River.  Proceeds from the event are going to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  The teams had special uniforms for the event that featured red lettering and red wood bats were used to raise awareness for blood bourne diseases.  James River assistant coach Greg Dommisse, who was diagnosed with Leukemia in January of 2011, threw out the first pitch for Thursday's contest.  The event also served as James River's senior night.  The Rapids won the ten inning affair.

Thursday's game was the second annual benefit game held by James River baseball, but Pete Schumacher, Dommisse and the coaching staff hope to see this trend continue in the future.

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