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Former Auburn pitcher Alyssia Palomino passes away

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Former collegiate pitcher Alyssia Palomino passed away on August 4th. She was 28 years old.

Palomino began her collegiate playing career at Auburn in 2011, where she appeared in four games out of the bullpen. In her first career appearance, she pitched one inning and did not allow a base runner, helping her team to a win over Georgia Southern. She finished the season with two strikeouts and eight walks allowed.

Following her time at Auburn, Palomino transferred first to Cypress Community College and then to Point University, an NAIA school in Georgia. While at Point during the 2014 and ’15 seasons, Palomino helped lead the team to thirty-nine wins.As a senior in 2015, Palomino recorded eleven wins in the circle and notched a 3.45 ERA. She registered a .331 batting average, with 31 hits, three home runs, and 22 RBIs to her credit at the plate.

Several of Palomino’s former teammates took to social media with tributes to her; many of them noted her contagious laugh and dynamic personality.

An online resume listed Palomino as a special education paraprofessional at a middle school in Birmingham, Alabama since 2018. Service information was incomplete at press time.

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