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MCAS Iwakuni squadrons compete for Commander’s Cup softball tournament

MCAS Iwakuni squadrons compete for Commander’s Cup softball tournament


Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni service members
swung for the fences during Marine Corps Community Services intramural sports Commander’s Cup
softball tournament May 22. The teams were placed into brackets at random
to ensure that no one team had an inherent advantage over the others, because bragging rights were at stake. Intramural Sports specialist Jason Knight
says the Commander’s Cup helps service members unwind in a fun game of softball. “I think the best part of those games, beyond
the actual play of the game, was that the Marines were really having a good time out
there. They played for the sake of playing , which is always a better experience than when they are hyper competitive and really getting frustrated when they miss a ball.” Four teams consisting of service members from
Marine Wing Support Squadron 171, Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 12, Marine Aircraft Group
12, and Combat Logistics Company 36 played in a double elimination style tournament. This style of play was set up so each participating unit could have two chances to show their unit is the best. Cpl. Angel Castillo played left center for MWSS-171. “My unit usually when we come out and play, we start slow off in the beginning then usually we get back on the horse and we start riding so I think we did pretty good. It was hit or miss with some of the plays;
we learned a lot of errors for this game, going both sides of the team as well, but
for myself it was about the same.” Mr. Knight also said intramural sports encourages
maximum command support for the Commander’s Cup because these events help Marines build
camaraderie and pride in their individual units. Reporting from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni,
Japan, I’m Pfc. Jaxson Fryar.

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