Local softball: Weather causes more problems for Klassic
KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa — Play resumed Saturday in the typhoon-interrupted 10th Kadena Klassic Pacificwide Open Softball Tournament. But foul weather and lighting created more problems.
“This is becoming a headache,” tournament director Dexter High said Saturday by phone from the Kadena FourDiamonds Complex, where the lights failed to work on Fields A2 and A3, forcing additional schedule changes.
The tournament began Sept. 3 and was scheduled to finish Sept. 5, but Typhoon Songda forced a stop in the action Sept. 4 and play didn’t resume until 5 p.m. Saturday.
Bad weather threatened to interrupt the schedule yet again; showers drenched the complex Saturday afternoon but the games started on time. More rain was forecast Sunday.
Army, Air Force brace for All-Armed Forces rematch
As was the case last year, the championship of the All-Armed Forces men’s softball tournament came down to the event’s last game, between Air Force and Army on Saturday night at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
Defending champion Army downed 2002 champion Air Force 11-6 on Friday, leaving both teams at 5-1. Army beat Air Force 27-26 in the gold-medal game of the tournament last August, also at Eglin.
Scott Roe and Carlo Aguon of Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, are playing for the All-Air Force team. Tex Sexton, Dexter Avery and Greg Zayas of Korea are on the All-Army team.