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The 38th annual Sam McQuade Senior softball tournament wrapped up today. If you walked around the diamonds this weekend and talked to anyone, you would soon realize every team has a story. Alyssa Marino spoke with one team who is missing a player this year and doing everything they can to keep the memory of Candace Nagel alive.

"She was diagnosed in late October 2012 with a benine, tennis-ball-sized brain tumor. Her surgery was successful but sometime during the night she was found unresponsive and was put on life support. So we had to make the difficult decision to let her go." says Candace's sister, Tiffany Guthmiller. "She was 43."

"Candace had a boy, Dawson," says Rebecca Ternis, long-time friend of Candace.  "We've had trouble figuring out how long we've been playing softball together because it's been so long. I think about 20 years."

"She looked forward to this every year."

"It's the first one without her. There's a hole. A really big hole."

"She was considered one of the best pitchers in the state."

"We keep her glove in our dugout. Just trying to do everything we can to keep her memory alive. Candace was an amazing pitcher and a fierce competitor."

"She was always pulling pranks on everybody. Yelling at us in the outfield if we weren't catching the ball."

"She was so much fun. we would not see each other during the months of winter and then when softball started again it was all hugs like we never left." says Jen Eaton, friend of Candace.

"We don't just play softball to win games, we really became a family. We raised our families together."

"We do now have an angel watching over us."

"She's definitely here. We're wearing #19 on our sleeves. Trying to keep her here as much as we can."

"it's hard. I look around looking for her. But I know she's with us."

"We're thinking about her all the time."

"I'm doing everything I can to keep her memory alive. I promised her."

After a few wins on Friday night, their team ended up getting eliminated from the tournament on Saturday night with a 19-13 loss to Bismarck Gold and Silver.

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