AMUs battle in softball: 61st defeats 310th

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Photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

The 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit softball team defeated the 310th AMU team 15-5 during an intramural game Nov. 9 at the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center softball field.

The 61st AMU opened the game by scoring two runs in the beginning of the first inning. The 310th rallied back to score two runs bringing the score to 2-2 at the end of the first inning. It was a very close game in the beginning for both teams, but the 61st AMU had the advantage with a bench of fresh players and a competitive game strategy.

“Our goal was to go out and perform well like we normally do,” said Joshua Eades, 61st AMU. “Defense wins games, so we have to make sure we get the outs and make the right defensive plays.”

The second inning was strong for the 61st as they came in with full force. The 310th failed to make any runs, while the 61st used 310th’s mistakes as an advantage by going on a 6-0 run to bring the score to 8-2.

The fourth inning proved to be a boost for the 310th. They figured out the defense and were able to score three runs to bring the score to 8-5, but the 61st AMU wasn’t going down without a fight. They went on a 7-0 run to bring the score to 15-5. Despite the 310th’s efforts, it wasn’t enough to win.

The 61st AMU softball team will use this win as a point of reference and the same tactics to win future games.

“We went out there and played our best” said Andrew Kemp, 61st AMU. “For the next game, we’re going to stick with what we know and make good plays. If we do that, we’ll stack up the wins.”