Power of positivity: Family, friends, softball community mourn loss of Mike Milligan, who died Sunday

All-Star Auto veteran pitcher Mike Milligan, second from left, smiles into the camera during the playing of the National Anthem prior to a 2019 playoff game. Milligan would pitch this game, helping the team win the championship with a 9-8 victory.

The hours kept passing by and Mike Milligan was still going strong.

After all, if he was going to do something, he was going to do it right.

Power of positivity: Family, friends, softball community mourn loss of Mike Milligan, who died Sunday

All-Star Auto pitcher Mike Milligan lets a pitch fly during a 2019 Nevada County Fastpitch Softball playoff game.

Power of positivity: Family, friends, softball community mourn loss of Mike Milligan, who died Sunday

Mike Milligan with his wife of 30 years, Tammy Milligan.

Power of positivity: Family, friends, softball community mourn loss of Mike Milligan, who died Sunday

Mike Milligan was a dedicated family man.

Power of positivity: Family, friends, softball community mourn loss of Mike Milligan, who died Sunday

Mike Milligan out to dinner with his wife, daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter.

Power of positivity: Family, friends, softball community mourn loss of Mike Milligan, who died Sunday

Mike Milligan and other players from All-Star Auto pump each other up prior to a 2019 fastpitch playoff game at Memorial Park’s Les Eva Field.

Power of positivity: Family, friends, softball community mourn loss of Mike Milligan, who died Sunday

Mike Milligan, bottom row far right, played in softball tourneys in more than 25 states, and his name quickly became one everyone in the softball world knew.

Power of positivity: Family, friends, softball community mourn loss of Mike Milligan, who died Sunday

Mike Milligan, top row far left, played in softball tourneys in more than 25 states, and his name quickly became one everyone in the softball world knew.

Power of positivity: Family, friends, softball community mourn loss of Mike Milligan, who died Sunday

Mike Milligan, second from left, with Toby Thompson, far left, Daryl Allen, second from right, and Justion Nicholson, far right.

Power of positivity: Family, friends, softball community mourn loss of Mike Milligan, who died Sunday

Mike Milligan, front row, would collect many trophies and accolades over the years, but by all accounts he wouldn’t measure himself by those, rather by the experiences he had with the people he shared the field with.

Power of positivity: Family, friends, softball community mourn loss of Mike Milligan, who died Sunday

Mike Milligan was an avid disc golfer.

Power of positivity: Family, friends, softball community mourn loss of Mike Milligan, who died Sunday

Mike Milligan loved the outdoors.

Power of positivity: Family, friends, softball community mourn loss of Mike Milligan, who died Sunday

Mike Milligan was an avid disc golfer.