The 177th Fighter Wing held it's Second Annual Softball Tournament June 10 and 11. The tournament started in 2005, when then Wing Commander Col. Brian Webster instituted the Annual Softball Tournament. That year Accessories - Egress, Fuels, Hydraulics and Electro-Environmental shops - fielded an unstoppable team that slammed Operations 15 to 10.
This year saw more teams, better players and fans that took an active
part in the games. While some of the
scores in the four inning games were
lopsided, others were not.
The final game once again pitted
Accessories, which included several
players from the Avionics Intermediate
Shop, against Operations.
The top of the first inning saw
Accessories pile in run after run and
for a while it seemed that Ops couldn't
touch their rivals, yet when Operations got their turn at bat, they tied the
score and the race was on.
By the top of the fourth, Ops had
pulled away and disaster was rushing
at Accessories like a freight train without
brakes. On the sidelines a group
of Airmen who were cheering and
booing both teams impartially had
ratcheted up their heckling as the
game neared its completion. In the
bottom half, Accessories pulled it together
and hammered Ops 7 to 6.
2006 Fighter Wing Trading Cards