Four Pacific Leathernecks head to All-Marine men’s softball camp

Three Marines stationed in the Pacific soon are headed to Camp Lejeune, N.C., for the All-Marine men’s softball tryout camp, which starts Sept. 4, All-Marine coach K.J. Basso said via a Facebook message.

Chris Battle and Henry Kelcinski are returning to camp after being selected for the first time last year. They’re joined by fellow Okinawa Marine Gary Conners, along with Bruce Best, who’s assigned to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.

The four will vie for berths on the All-Marine team playing in the All-Armed Forces tournament Sept. 15-21 at Fort Sill, Okla. Players named to the All-Armed Forces team will remain at Fort Sill until the Amateur Softball Association’s national championship tournament Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at ASA’s Oklahoma City headquarters.

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Ornauer on AFN


Stars and Stripes reporter Dave Ornauer talks about the Pacific sports scene on AFN Radio. (Click on right arrow to play file.)


Sept. 12: Dave Ornauer highlights Nile C. Kinnick's win over Zama, 30-0, during high school football last week, discusses other games throughout the Pacific.

Aug. 29: High school football is back and Dave talks about the prospects of DODDS teams in Japan.

May 30: Recapping ASIJ's and Zama's Far East baseball championships that capped the Pacific high school sports school year.