The U.S. Marine Corps Detachment entered the game undefeated, while Combat Training Company was trying to improve upon a 4-4 season record. Both intramural softball teams gave each other a run for their money in the early innings July 25 at Sports Complex B.
Batting first, CTC strung together a series of hits punctuated by Rick Laird’s two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning to take a 4-0 lead.
The Marines wasted no time answering, however, scoring their first run on an RBI double by Deryl Stockton, then scoring four more runs to take a 5-4 lead as the bottom of the inning drew to a close.
Over the next few innings, CTC would put 14 more runs across the plate, but the Marine Det. would answer with 18 runs of their own to take a 23-18 victory.
In other intramural games played July 25:
— The 2nd Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment, beat the 31st Engineer Battalion, 28-0;
— Company A, 554th Engineer Battalion, defeated Company B, 554th Engineer Battalion, 18-5;
— The 252nd/180th Military Police Detachment beat the 58th Transportation Battalion, 14-7;
— The Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School beat the Medical Department Activity, 17-8;
— The Maneuver Support Center of Excellence picked up a forfeit win.
In intramural games played July 24:
— The Marine Det. beat Co. B, 554th Engr. Bn., 23-3;
— The 1st Battalion, 48th Infantry Regiment, picked up a forfeit win;
— The Co. A, 554th Engr. Bn., defeated the 31st Engineer Battalion, 18-3;
— MEDDAC beat the 2-10th In. Bn., 9-3;
— The 14th Military Police Brigade picked up a forfeit win;
— The 94th Engineer Battalion beat the 252nd/180th MP Det. 14-3.
The 94th Engr. Bn., at 10-0, and the Marine Det., at 7-0, remain in the lead of the intramural softball standings. Two weeks remain in the regular season.
In Recreation League games played July 23:
— The Tank Automotive and Armaments Command defeated the 50th Engineer Company, 15-9.
— CTC beat Black Horse, 12-11;
— Not Forgotten picked up a forfeit win.
With two weeks remaining in the Rec League season, Not Forgotten, at 6-0, leads the standings. They are followed by the Sappers and CTC, both at 4-1, Black Horse at 3-2, TACOM at 2-3, the 50th Engr. Co. at 2-4 and CBRN and Child and Youth Services, both at 0-5.