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Former Professional Ballplayer Helps Honor Wildcat Women

Sarah Jane 'Salty' Sands Ferguson inspires her audience ... ... and poses with the women's softball team Cross-country runner Alyssa J. Giedroc moves through the banquet line in Penn's Inn Penn College tennis coach Aimee Plastow pores over memorabiliaThe fifth annual Women in Sports Day attended by more than 65 coaches, athletes, prospects, Athletics staff and special guests was held Sunday in Penn’s Inn. This year’s featured speaker, with a message of “Always follow your dreams,” was Sarah Jane “Salty” Sands Ferguson, a member of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. who played for the Rockford Peaches in 1953-54. A native of Orangeville and graduate of Bloomsburg High School, Ferguson had a part in the 1992 film “A League of Their Own” and (among her many appearances) threw out the first ball at the 2007 Little League World Series. Photos by Michael S. Fischer, student photographer