Along the Base Paths
(Softball; "Along the Base Paths") Safe at third, pitcher Mao Purnell helped the 54th at the plate and on the mound in their 17-7 win over 506th Monday. The 54th won the second game, 17-3 to improve their standing, 7-3. Photo by Mike Strasser


With the third week of intramural softball nearing an end, CASCOM has emerged as the team to beat this season.

Posting an undefeated record of 8-0, the team pummeled PMO twice Monday (11-5, 9-3) and finished off 262nd (15-9, 20-11) Tuesday. Facing 530th Wednesday (score not available as of press time), can the No. 1 team beat the No. 3 team to keep the streak intact? I’ll let you know next week.

The Marines battered 240th (16-1, 22-4) May 7, prompting the question among spectators and players, ‘what’s with the cowbell?’

PMO handed the Marines their first loss, 9-6, May 9, and the 530th added two more losses to the Marines’ record Monday (16-5, 14-4). Maybe they need more cowbell.

The 54th is living up to their name, “Heavy Hitters,” as evident in their win Monday over 506th. The first inning alone saw their bats working as Rashun Taylor tripled, sparking a five-run lead in the opening inning.

The 506th fared worse in the second game, scoring only three runs against the Heavy Hitters (17-3). The 54th have won their last four games and is ranked fourth, while the 506th has fallen to fifth. The ALMC team recorded their first wins over 240th (20-12, 20-7) May 10.

For the MEPS team, Daniel Gore and Donnie Graham added homers in their 17-7 win over the 58th. Two wins on Tuesday places the team (5-1) second in the standings

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