LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas –
The 37th Civil Engineer Squadron scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to end any opportunity for the 690th Alteration and Installation Squadron "Roadrunners" to get back in the game, winning 8-2 April 29 in intramural softball competition.
CES second baseman Ed Sexton, left fielder Hugh Walker and first baseman Mark Smitty all reached home plate for CES in the sixth and final inning of play.
The Roadrunners were not allowed another chance at bat because there were only two minutes left in the game and they were down by six runs.
Both teams started slow, allowing no runs scored in the first inning of play, but Roadrunner center fielder Josh McClelland broke the 0-0 tie, scoring in the second. McClelland was brought in by pitcher Mike Trevino, who earned a double and reached home plate in the same inning.
CES promptly answered in the bottom of the second inning, as pitcher Ken Ashe scored.
Walker batted in Ashe and then scored off a sacrifice fly by first baseman Mark Smitty, knotting the score at the 2-2 to begin the third inning.
CES retired three Roadrunner batters in the third and scored two runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 4-2 lead. Shortstop Joe Ladezen and left center fielder Clay Sigler were the batters to earn runs for CES in the third inning.
Both teams remained scoreless in the fourth inning, but CES extra hitter Oscar Moreno managed to earn another run in the fifth inning.
Both teams provided good defense, but the Roadrunners made several costly errors at first base that proved to be the difference.