Korea softball weekend washed out
YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea — Rain washed out all scheduled Korea Traveling League interservice softball games for the second straight week, including a key battle for first place between Osan Air Base and Yongsan Garrison.
None of the games will be made up before the Koreawide Post-Level Tournament, scheduled for Aug. 7-8 at Yongsan, according to Bennie Jackson, 34th Support Group sports director who oversees the league.
“We’ll go with the standings as they are,” Jackson said, with Osan (28-2 overall, 20-0 league) earning the league’s top seed in the tournament, followed by Yongsan (17-6, 13-3), Kunsan Air Base (14-5, 7-3) and Camp Humphreys (15-13, 13-9).
They’re joined by the top four teams in the Warrior Division, which set its seeds in the league’s postseason tournament on Saturday. Camp Stanley (24-8, 16-6) finished No. 1, followed by Camp Page (13-17, 11-9), Camp Red Cloud (15-18, 11-13) and Camp Casey (25-8, 19-3).
The six-team Koreawide women’s field also is set, with Osan (14-5, 11-1) and Taegu (13-8, 13-3) earning the top two seeds and first-round tournament byes. Completing the women’s field are Yongsan (16-9, 14-6), Camp Casey (15-5, 8-4), Kunsan (9-8, 6-4) and Camp Humphreys (3-20, 2-16).
No make-ups are possible this weekend, when the 8th U.S. Army company-level, women’s and senior men’s tournaments are scheduled, also at the Lombardo Field FourPlex on Yongsan’s South Post.
Duty commitments and bad weather have plagued the Traveling League this season.
Just four games have been played this month, with Osan’s men sweeping four games from Camp Long to finish the regular season unbeaten.