Sports

June 13, 2014

Sports Shorts – June 13, 2014

Ivan Ballinas, 56th Operations Support Squadron softball team player, sprints for first base June 3 after hitting the ball at the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center softball field. The 56th OSS defeated the 56th Force Support Squadron 25-19 in an intramural softball game.

OSS tops FSS in softball action

Story and photo by Senior Airman GRACE LEE, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The 56th Operations Support Squadron defeated the 56th Force Support Squadron 25-19 June 3 during an intramural softball game at the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center softball field.

The game started out rough for OSS, going scoreless in the top of the first inning and FSS adding four runs during their half of the first.

The game took a turn at the top of the second inning when OSS rallied and scored six runs. During the bottom of the second inning FSS added six of their own, bringing the score to 11-10.

Both teams struggled during the third with OSS scoring the only run of the frame. OSS stretched its lead to four in the fourth and never looked back.

“We played really sloppy, but we got the win, making it seven wins in a row for us,” said Michael Seymour, 56th OSS aircrew flight equipment NCO-in-charge. “We started the season slow, but we’ve got a good team, and we are actually killing it.”

Although they lost, the 56th FSS is still motivated to work hard.

“We should’ve played better defense, but it’s okay since OSS was a good team, and overall, it was a good game,” said Daniel Evans, 56th FSS facility accountant. “Next time we need to work on hitting the ball more consistently.”

Youth sports camps

Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp is an educational and fun camp experience for youth ages 6 to 12, 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through June 20. Sign up by today.  A nonrefundable fee of $20 for youth program members and $30 for nonmembers is due at sign-up. Nonmembers must meet eligibility requirements. Space is limited. Campers registering early will be eligible for door prizes including sports games, equipment and GameStop gift cards. For more information, call the 56th Force Support Squadron Youth Center at 623-856-7470.

 

Summer basketball camp

The Tom Kuyper Summer Basketball Camp, for youth ages 8 to 16, is 1 to 4 p.m. July 8 through 11 at the Luke Air Force Base Youth Center. Youth learn dribbling, shooting, passing, rebounding, defense and offense. The cost is $20 per youth member and $30 per nonmember. For more information, call 623-856-7470.

Bodybuilder competition

The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center is holding a men’s bodybuilding/physique and women’s physique, figure and bikini competition Aug. 16 at the Luke Air Force Base Theater. Weigh-in will be at 11 a.m., the preliminary round will be at 1 p.m. and the competition will be at 5 p.m. For more information, call 623-856-6241.




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