Softball action launches after two-week delay

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- The intramural softball program finally got its first night of regular season games in since 20 May. There was a two-week delay with graduation and a week off due to rain.

The 10th Civil Engineer Squadron started the season off right winning their first game of the season 14-8 over 10th Communications Squadron.

The firefighters scored four runs in the second inning and would never lose the lead as Derek Damien singled to left driving in a pair of runs. Lance Gore received an RBI on a sacrifice fly and John Salinas blooper single scored the fourth run.

In the third inning, Travis Perkins' double down the third-base line scored. Craig Bunten and Perkins came home on a single by Damien making the score 7-1.

Firefighters scored three more runs in the fourth--the big hit a triple off the fence by Jackie Jacobs driving in John Salinas.

Comm Squadron had its biggest inning in the sixth scoring seven runs. Tom Sapp hit a three-run homer to dead center and RBI's from Jason Evans on a single and Darell Holden on a double to left tightened the score at 10-8.

However, in the top of the seventh Ken Helgerson hit a bomb over the centerfield fence and Damien ended the scoring as his high fly to right field grazed off his fielder's glove for a three-run triple.

Comm Squadron did not score in the bottom of the seventh, ending the game.