Local briefs: Bailey heads four Okinawa selections to All-Marine women’s softball camp
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — All-Armed Forces outfielder Jamie Bailey is one of four Okinawa-based players selected to the All-Marine women’s softball tryout camp Aug. 21-Sept. 12 at New River Air Station, N.C.
Bailey is joined by Elisa Bomer, Sue Ellen Dent and Heather Hardee, all vying for spots on the All-Marine team playing in the All-Armed Forces tournament Sept. 13-18 at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
Players chosen for the All-Armed Forces team move on to the Amateur Softball Association Class A nationals, Sept. 24-26 at Shreveport, La.
Bailey played on the All-Armed Forces team that finished second in the ASA nationals last year, after it won the national championship the previous two years.
The four women’s All-Marine selections brings to 36 the number of overseas players from the Air Force, Army and Marines picked for their respective tryout camps. The Navy has yet to announced its selections.
Five to represent PACAF in Air Force marathon
Five airmen have been selected to the Pacific Air Forces team that will compete in the Air Force Marathon on Sept. 18 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, PACAF sports and fitness officials announced Wednesday.
Among the team’s members is Donnie Gray, a staff sergeant with the 374th Communications Squadron at Yokota Air Base, who competed in but did not finish the 108th Boston Marathon in April.
Joining him are two airmen from Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, John Barnett and Steve Mandell, and two from Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, Sarah Tooley and Troy Davis.