By CHRIS RASMUSSEN, Fort Jackson LeaderAugust 12, 2010
FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The 4th Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment Dawgs battled back to beat the 1st Battalion, 61st Infantry Regiment Roadrunners, 16-6, and take the active duty softball championship title Monday.
Down, 6-2, in the fourth inning, the Dawgs rallied in the fifth for six runs, taking advantage of three costly errors by the Roadrunners. Up, 8-6, the Dawgs added eight more runs to seal the victory.
The Dawgs end the first half of the season with a 11-1 overall record, 7-1 active duty record. The team's only loss came to MEDDAC.
"I attribute our success this season to teamwork," said Rick Moore, Dawgs coach. "There are no attitudes on this team whatsoever. Everyone played a role in getting this championship trophy."
The Roadrunners placed second this year and MEDDAC came in third place.
The Dawgs earned the No. 1 seed in the playoffs and were given a first-round bye.
During the second round they defeated the Roadrunners and sent them to the loser's bracket on Aug. 4. The Roadrunners fought their way back, however, beating the Task Force Marshall Shockers, 5-3, to get to the championship game.
In recreation league play, Christian Players defeated Strictly Business in two games to claim the championship. Christian Players won the first game, 21-1, and the second game, 15-13.
Softball changes begin
The second half of the softball season begins next week with a shortened schedule and a big change - the combination of both active duty and recreational teams.
"This upcoming season will be one big league," said Cindi Keene, sports coordinator. "There will be no separation of recreation and active duty."
The shortened schedule and combining of leagues is because of the large number of rainouts that lengthened the first half of the season, Keene said. The top four teams will compete in the end of season tourney.
Golf under way
Fourteen active duty golf teams and 17 recreation golf teams are playing every Tuesday at the Fort Jackson Golf Club. The season ends in September.
Flag Football set to begin
Letters of intent for flag football, which is open to active duty only, are due Sept. 22. For more information, call 751-3096.