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Friends of fallen softball player ask town to rename fields
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Rick Torriani lobs a pitch during a recent senior softball game in Oro Valley. League members have asked the town council to rename the fields after fellow player Don Harris.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Joe Conley, Art Kaun and Jesse James look on while the Oro Valley Loop senior softball team plays. The team lost its manager and league organizer in August, when Don Harris passed away on the field before a game in Tucson.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, The Loop Taste of Chicago in Oro Valley named its patio in honor of Don Harris. Harris and other players would come to the restaurant after games.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Oro Valley Loop softball player Jeff Lesser watches the game from the dugout at James D. Kriegh Park. Members of the team want the town to rename the fields, used for senior softball, after teammate Don Harris, who died in August playing the game he loved. For more, see page 4 of this week's edition.