The Pacificwide Invitational Interservice Softball Tournament returns to its long-standing home at Yongsan’s South Post in Korea this year after being played at Camp Casey last May.

In all, 45 teams — 32 men and 13 women — will converge on the renovated Lombardo Field sports complex on Yongsan’s South Post on Friday to kickoff the 13th Pacificwide.

A $3.3 million, yearlong construction project turned the three diamonds that previously occupied Lombardo into a four-diamond complex, for interservice and intramural softball and youth and Little League baseball, with a press box-concession facility at its center.

Osan-TPS of Osan Air Base captured the title a year ago, beating Camp Casey in an All-Korea, final.

Osan has collected two Grand Slam tournament titles — the Pacificwide in 1997 and 2002. But Pacific Force of Okinawa has clearly dominated the Grand Slams, winning 36 of 55 circuit events since 1989.

Two Korean teams — Red Fox, composed of players from the Daewoo Corporation, and Sang Gi University — are expected to dominate the women’s field, as they have since entering the field in 1998.

Overseas soldiers to compete in Armed Forces triathlon

Five soldiers assigned to overseas units have been selected to represent the Army in the All-Armed Forces triathlon, scheduled for June 18-22 at Ventura Naval Base, Calif., Army sports officials announced Tuesday.

They’ll compete for spots on the All-Armed Forces team, slated to compete in the International Military Sports Council (CISM) championship July 28-Aug. 3 at Dronten, Netherlands.

The five soldiers are: Heidi Grimm of Korea’s 2nd Infantry Division, Samantha Khoo of Schofield Barracks and Scott Miller of Fort Shafter in Hawaii, and Kristi Masterson of Kitzingen and Douglas Pratt of Ansbach, Germany.

Yokota youth invited to Seibu Dome baseball clinic

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The Yokota military community is invited to participate in or volunteer for a youth baseball clinic, scheduled for 1 p.m. on May 31 at the Seibu Dome, in conjunction with a Seibu Lions-Chiba Lotte Marines Eastern League game, Yokota Services officials said Wednesday.

The clinic is free for participants and adult volunteers, and the package includes free transportation to and from the Seibu Dome, entry to the game, prize drawings and whistle balloons.

For information, phone DSN 225-3308.

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