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Floridians Mourn 22-Year-Old Softball Player Who Died of Brain Cancer

Local residents are mourning the death of a former University of South Florida softball player from Tampa who passed away at his home Thursday. are fighting Brain tumor.

Alexis Bachman was 22 years old. passed it Fox 13 reported that she was diagnosed in late 2021. However, the dedicated young woman continued to work with the softball team in the role of student manager through the 2023 season while undergoing her treatment.

In social media posts, USF Softball called She was a “courageous friend and teammate” and will forever remain in the hearts of those who loved her.

USF Softball Head Coach Ken Eriksen said in a statement:

The loss of a teammate, friend and beloved member of the Bulls family is devastating. Alexis was a light in the lives of all she touched and was truly courageous and inspirational in her fight. Our thoughts and prayers are with her parents, Stephen and Chris, and her family. We were fortunate to have Alexis in our lives and to learn from her example of grace and her determination. Her memory will long live on in our program.

Bachman became a member of the university’s softball program in 2020, according to a Bulls press release announcing the loss. She appeared in seven games and “scored two runs in her first season, showing agility on the bases and stealing bases on two of her three attempts.” In her second season in 2021, she appeared in four games and scored three goals. ”

Young female friend and teammate Said It was an honor and a blessing to know her.

“She was casually kind and funny. The room lit up when she walked in. Her diagnosis didn’t change her at all, but rather made her face something that no one should go through at a young age.” It just served to emphasize her innate strength and courage when she did that,” the young woman said.

She also said that what she remembers most about Bachmann was the smile she always had.

“She inspired a lot of people to fight alongside her because she went on to graduate college, beat it at her own bingo nights, and absolutely loved everything she had. . She is being carried in pieces among us,” the friend said.

Social media users also shared their thoughts on the loss. write“It’s so sad to see someone so young and vibrant have to fight this terrible disease. Free and fly, Alexis – for her friends, teammates, family, and community.” Many prayers were offered.”

“Rest in peace girl! God be with you!!” another commented.

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