St. Petersburg softball tournament will honor Greg Fusco

Greg Fusco and his wife, Taylor, shown in this photo from their wedding website, hadn't been married a month when he was hit in the head by a softball near Jacksonville. Fusco, of Palm Harbor, died in the hospital about two weeks later. [The Knot]
Greg Fusco and his wife, Taylor, shown in this photo from their wedding website, hadn't been married a month when he was hit in the head by a softball near Jacksonville. Fusco, of Palm Harbor, died in the hospital about two weeks later. [The Knot]
Published February 8 2018
Updated February 8 2018

ST. PETERSBURG — A national sports association will host a memorial tournament for Greg Fusco, a Palm Harbor softball player who died in December after taking a line drive to the head during a tournament.

The Greg Fusco Memorial Tournament, hosted by the United States Specialty Sports Association, will begina at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Woodlawn Sports Complex softball fields at 1450 16th St. N. All money raised will go to Fusco’s widow, Taylor, for medical expenses. As of Tuesday, 24 teams were signed up to play, said tournament director Aaron Wells. There will be a tent set up for those who want to donate at the tournament.

Fusco, a fixture of the Tampa Bay area softball community, was pitching in a tournament near Jacksonville when a softball hit him in the left temple. The 37-year-old died two weeks later from complications, just weeks after his wedding.

"He was the guy out there to have fun," Wells said. "He’d do anything for you."

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