Hunter champions take 3rd ID softball crown
July 14, 2011
FORT STEWART, Ga. - “Just Enough” the Hunter Army Airfield softball champions, traveled to Fort Stewart, July 6, looking to add to the Hunter trophy case that already contains the reigning Third Infantry Division championship trophies for flag football and basketball. In the 3rd ID championship softball game that evening, "Just Enough" did what they’ve done in every single game this season " win. The Hunter champs took home the Marne Division softball championship with their 21-4 win over the 526th Engineering Company.
Smoke filled the air at the Bennett Sports Complex from the wild fires surrounding Fort Stewart, but that wasn’t the only smoke of the evening " "Just Enough’s" bats were on fire the entire game.
In the first inning, the self-proclaimed “very diverse team” made up of retirees, active-duty Soldiers, Family Members and an Airman, scored six runs and never looked back.
The Fort Stewart champs batted in two in the bottom of the first, but just couldn’t keep up with Just Enough offensively.
Just Enough was led by Rodney Harrison, who led all players with four hits. Tony Middleton, Kenny Miller and Fred Fairchild added to Just Enough’s gaudy offensive numbers with three hits apiece.
This marks the first time that Hunter has held the three 3rd ID sports championship trophies at the same time. In November, the Hunter Marines defeated Fort Stewart’s MEDDAC for the flag football trophy, and in the division basketball championship game in March, “Hardwork” defeated MEDDAC, 58-53.
“This is just further proof that there are Soldiers and Family Members at both locations, who have the fighting sprit to accomplish their mission, whatever it may be,” said Hunter sports director Mike Hughes.
Editor’s note: Hunter Army Airfield Sports Director Mike Hughes contributed game information for this article.