934th FSS defeats 934 SFS in softball tourney

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  • By Staff Sgt. Kimberly Hickey
  • 934th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
More than 30 Airmen participated in a softball tournament hosted by the 934 Airlift Wing Fitness Center on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

Members from the 934th Force Support Squadron defeated their competitors from the 934th Security Forces Squadron 13-12 in a round robin, one-pitch challenge to seize the tournament trophy.

"In a one-pitch game, the pitcher is from the team that is batting, which is unusual," said Tech. Sgt. Tim Piepho, a fitness and recreation specialist from the fitness center. "And no matter happens, you have to hit the ball or you're out."

The annual softball tournament has the highest member turnout of all the fitness center's annual sporting events, said Piepho. Currently, more male Airmen participate than female Airmen. However, Master Sgt. Melissa Coppage, 934th Airmen and Family Readiness Center, participated in this month's event and August's flag football outing.

"It's a good way to spend a Saturday outside and spend time with other members of the unit" she said.

The fitness center's organized sporting events are outlined in Air Force Instruction 34-266, which defines the standard core sports to be offered, said Piepho. The intramural sports in the AFI include include softball, volleyball, basketball, flag football, and soccer.

"These sports encourage camaraderie and teambuilding, " said Piepho. "They are also easy to assemble. "

Teri Moser, wife of Senior Airman John Moser, 934th SFS, was present with their three children to cheer her husband on. Although Senior Airman Moser was out processing from his unit this weekend, he decided to play.

"He got recruited," said Mrs. Moser. "They needed another man."

Security Forces tends to dominate our intramural events, said Piepho, but the Logistics Readiness Squadron is stiff competition.

If you have suggestions for future recreational events, contact the fitness center at 612-713-1496 with your ideas.