Softball teammates carry on mothers' legacies

Updated: December 4, 2012, 2:54 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson

They are their mothers' daughters -- Mercedes, with her blue eyes and "dorky" sense of humor; Alyssa, with her maternal ways and desire to see the best in people.

They honor their mothers' legacies of love and courage and wisdom. Mercedes, tangibly, with a tattoo that reads, "No matter what, we'll get through it together," her mother's words bearing her signature; and Alyssa, living her mom's advice to "Never fall short of your dreams."

They carry on because of their mothers, ...

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