8th Army softball titles require double the work
Published: August 2, 2011
Two of the three champions in the 8th U.S. Army company-level, women's and men's over-33 softball tournaments needed to work double time in the title games.
Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery of Camp Carroll rallied out of the knockout bracket to beat 6th Ordnance of U.S. Army Garrison Daegu 9-7 in the second of two final games in the company-level tournament. 6th Ordnance forced the second and deciding contest by winning the first game 9-4.
Same was true of the Area III women. They lost a close one to Area IV 9-8 before rebounding to take the second and deciding game 12-10.
The Area I senior men needed only one final game to seal their championship, but it, too, was a close shave, surviving a close call with Area II 11-10.
Korea's softball season concludes with the Koreawide Postlevel Tournament Aug. 6-7 at Camp Humphreys. Camp Casey's men are favored to bring the tournament title north for the first time in 19 years.