Sports

June 29, 2012

American League crushes opponent 19-4

Tags:
by Airman 1st Class David Owsianka
56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Mario Huerta, 56th Security Forces Squadron, makes a risky catch June 20 and tramples Tyler Rawlings, 56th Fighter Wing Command Post and American League team member, during the softball all-star game at the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center softball field. Huerta’s catch was the last out in the 6th inning.

As the first batter swung, the battle was on to show who was the best during the intramural softball all-star game June 20 at the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center softball field. The American League, who played their games on Monday and Wednesday during the season, crushed the National League, who played their games on Tuesday and Thursday, by a final score of 19-4.

The game started with the AL coach thinking they had the better talent.

“We’re going to win, plain and simple,” said Patrick Smith, 56th Security Forces Squadron, before the game. “I don’t know what the score will be, but we’re going to win by 15.” And, it was just as he said.

The AL team led off by scoring four runs in the first inning. On the defensive side, AL was able to hold the NL team scoreless.

With good players on both sides of the field, four runs is nothing when it comes to softball, Patrick Smith said. “We knew we had to keep hitting and play good defense.”

During the second inning, both teams played tough defense and the game went into the third inning with the AL leading 5-0.

The AL started the third with back-to-back homeruns. It didn’t stop there. The AL scored three more runs before Joseph Rivera, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron, hit a three-run homer to end the top half of the inning.

“We knew we could hit and score runs with the team we had,” Smith said. “I’m glad we did it early so we didn’t have to chase them.”

The NL was able to get on the board when Vernon Smith, 56th Medical Support Squadron, hit a runner in on a double in the bottom half of the third, making the score 13-1.

Tyler Rawlings, 56th Fighter Wing Command Post, started off the fourth inning for AL with a double, but the next three batters popped out to close the at-bat.

Scott Harris, 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, came close to adding another run for NL when he hit the ball into deep left center. Unfortunately for Harris, the ball was caught at the warning tracks.

In the top of the fifth, the AL scored four more runs to make it 17-1.

Demetric Peeler, Army Recruiting, hit a triple as the lead-off hitter for the NL. The next batter was thrown out at first, but Peeler scored as the throw was made.

In the sixth inning, Mario Huerta, 56th SFS, added another two runs for the AL by hitting another double.

With the bases loaded, George Martinez, Army recruiter, hit a single into shallow center and scored two runs for the NL to make the score 19-4 before going into the final inning.

Michael Dicicco, 56th SFS, led off the seventh inning with a double, but was left on second as his team hit three consecutive pop flies that were caught.

In the bottom of the seventh, the farthest an NL base runner reached was second base.

“Throughout the game we were never able to put enough hits together in an inning,” said Brendan Smith, 56th Medical Support Squadron and NL team member. “We always left runners stranded on first and second.”

All of the players agreed that the all-star game was an enjoyable experience.

“It was fun to come out here and compete with the best intramural players,” Brendan Smith said. “I hope they have it (the all-star game) next season so we can come out and be more competitive.”




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Courtesy graphic

Fitness center gets Xtreme makeover

Courtesy graphic Above is an architectural rendering of the changes to the outside of the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center. Renovations also include a remodel of most of the interior. The project will take place over t...
 
 

People — Air Force’s greatest asset

As I reflect on almost 25 years of military service, I find it easy to remember my assignments, the multiple jobs I’ve had and duties I have performed. I have served on four continents and for four presidents. Within that same time period, our nation has been in numerous campaigns ranging from operations Desert Storm...
 
 

Character, good or bad, will be passed on

Your character is who you are when no one is watching. At the same time, your character is who you are when everyone is watching. Your character is the sum of your morals and values and the quality of your character is of the utmost importance when leading others. In addition to your own values...
 

 
Senior Airman 
JAMES HENSLEY

History gets paint job

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY James Bridges and Hayden Yager, civilian contractors, prepare the F-104C Starfighter static display for painting Aug. 12 in the Luke Air Force Base Airpark. The static displays in the airpark will be ...
 
 

News Briefs August 29, 2015

Base-wide exercise The 56th Fighter Wing will begin an active-shooter exercise between 8 and 10 a.m. Thursday. It is expected to continue throughout the day. The exercise will include military and local, county and state law enforcement, and fire departments. On and off-base residents should expect traffic disruptions, gate closures or delays, and interruption of...
 
 
Tech. Sgt. 
BARBARA PLANTE

944th Airmen live life as military couple

Tech. Sgt.BARBARA PLANTE Staff Sgt. Adam Jenkins and Senior Airman Cassandra Jenkins, 944th Logistics Readiness Squadron, are a dual-military couple and work together as maintainers in the refueling vehicle maintenance shop. St...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>