Pacific Athletes of the Week
Batted 10-for-13 with three home runs, scored seven runs, drove in six and stole four bases as the Dragons (7-3) went 2-1 for the week, including their third straight victory over archrival Kadena.
Fulwiler, a senior middle infielder, was 2-for-4 with two runs in an 8-4 loss on March 26 to Chatan, a Japanese team. On the 27th, he was a perfect 4-for-4 with a home run, two runs, two RBIs and a steal as the Dragons outslugged Yomei 23-14. And in Saturday’s 11-4 win over Kadena, Fulwiler went 4-for-5 with two homers, three runs, four RBIs and three steals.
“He’s our leader and inspiration,” Kubasaki assistant coach Butch Spain said. “He leads by example. He’s a very hard worker. He’s all about making the team play harder and he demands that they play as a team.”
Gee Mi JordeTrack and field
Nile C. Kinnick, Japan
Improved to four victories in four races thus far this season, winning the mile and two-mile as the Red Devils beat Zama American 60-54, Yokota 74-37 and Robert D. Edgren 73-38 in a Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Japan meet Saturday at Yokota High School.
Jorde, a freshman who also won the Far East High School Cross-Country Meet’s 3.1-mile individual race in November at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, took Saturday’s 1,600-meter run in 6 minutes, 2 seconds, after capturing the 3,200 in 12:59.
She had been running 800 and 1,600 races until Saturday. “We believe she has the ability to add the 3,200 to her belt,” coach Al Garrido said. “We put that to the test and she came through with flying colors. Her constant smile is a big plus and her performance on the track is inspirational.”
— Selected by Stars and Stripes staff