Osan men, Casey women snag Korea-wide tourney titles
Published: August 2, 2010
Congratulations to Camp Casey's women's softball team. Champions of the Firecracker Shootout last month at Okinawa's Camp Foster, the Warriors for the second time in three years shined brightly on Korea's biggest post-level Traveling League stage.
The Warriors, the league's regular-season champion, with four of their players headed to All-Army camp later this month, needed one finals victory in the double-elimination tournament to oust Daegu/Area IV, but it was a close call, 7-5 in Sunday's title game at Yongsan Garrison's Lombardo Field FourPlex.
Osan Air Base's men likewise needed one game to capture the crown, grounding Kunsan Air Base 16-11 in an all-Air Force championship contest.
Perhaps most shocking was Yongsan, the regular-season champion, exiting the tournament in just two games. One might have to consult with Stone-Age tablets to find out when was the last time that happened to Yongsan.
Next up are the Kanto Kup at Yokota Air Base, Japan, and the soon-to-be-revived Typhoon Classic at Okinawa's Torii Station over Labour Day weekend. The season will conclude with the Kadena Klassic on Okinawa over Columbus Day weekend.