Softball world pays tribute to Mississippi State pitcher Alex Wilcox, who died Monday

Courtesy Blake Williams

Even while undergoing surgery and chemotherapy, Alex Wilcox left an imprint on SEC softball and beyond.

Alex Wilcox, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2016, died Monday. The former Mississippi State pitcher and Brantley, Alabama, native was 18.

Wilcox appeared in eight games last season for the Bulldogs, who wore teal jerseys for midweek games as part of the "No One Fights Alone" campaign to raise awareness of ovarian cancer. Throughout the season, Mississippi State opponents paid tributes of their own, from wearing teal socks, to organizing walks to launching fundraising campaigns.

The softball world, and beyond, has taken to social media to continue those tributes.

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