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May 16, 2014

Sports Shorts – May 16, 2014

COMM dominates FWSA in intramural softball game

Christopher Gilbert, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron, takes a swing at the ball during an intramural softball game against 56th Communication Squadron May 6 at Luke Air Force Base. COMM defeated the 56th Fighter Wing Staff Agencies team 15-1.

 

Koraye Williams, 56th Comptroller Squadron, playing for the 56th FWSA team, reaches for a fly ball during an intramural baseball game against 56th COMM.

Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The 56th Communications Squadron softball team defeated the 56th Fighter Wing Staff Agencies team 15-1 during an intramural softball game May 6 at the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center softball field.

The FWSA opened the game by scoring a run in the first inning. COMM rallied back to score three runs, bringing the score to 3-1 at the end of the second inning. It seemed as though the game would be a close one, but COMM played like a team on a mission to win and sent a message to anyone standing in their way.

The third inning was weak for both teams. FWSA failed to make any runs, while COMM batters kept missing opportunities to score. The fourth inning proved to be a game changer for COMM. COMM dominated the fourth inning by going on a 12-0 run to bring the score to 15-1. With no chance of the FWSA coming back, the referee ended the game using the mercy rule.

“The game plan was for us to warm up prior to the game and just have fun,” said Steve Radnor, 56th COMM first sergeant. “Based on our practices, our hitting was stupendous, and we were spot-on every time at bat.”

The COMM softball team hopes to keep the momentum going the next game they play.

“We came off a tough loss last night, but we came out and did what we had to do to win this game,” said Robert Smoot, 56th COMM airfield systems supervisor. “For the next game, we’re going to stick with the fundamentals and make good plays. Hopefully we can get the motivation we need to continue winning games throughout the season.”

May Fitness Month

May is fitness month. The 56th Force Support Squadron Bryant Fitness Center is featuring the following events:

  • May 10: 8:30 a.m. Four-hour aerobathon, $5 per person at the Combat PT Center
  • May 16: Powerlifting competition, 9:30 a.m. sign-in at the Combat PT Center
  • May 17: 5k Family Fun Run, 6:30 a.m. at the 944th Fighter Wing HQ
  • May 30: Closing ceremony, 11 a.m. at the Bryant Fitness Center

For more information, call 623-856-6241.

Kids Run

The 2014 American’s Armed Forces Kids Run is 6:30 p.m. today at Fowler Park. Registration is 6 p.m. There is no charge. Youth ages 6 to 16 will receive a free T-shirt while supplies last. For more information, call 623-856-7470.

Summer fun camp

Age-appropriate activities for children entering first grade through those who have completed the 6th grade include arts and crafts, experiments, games, swimming, field trips, cooking and more. Camp is open to children of active-duty military and Defense Department civilians. The cost is based on total family income. Register by May 16. For more information, call 623-856-7471.




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