Air Force Women Capture Armed Forces Softball Gold

By Steven Dinote Armed Forces Sports

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FORT SILL, Olka. – The All-Air Force Women’s Softball team captured their first gold medal since 2007.  After dropping their first game of the tournament to Army 8-2, Air Force didn’t look back posting an impressive record of eight wins and one loss. 

Air Force defeated Army 5-2 in the rematch. Army lost a crucial game to Navy in extra innings (6-5) forcing a gold-medal showdown against the Air Force. After 9 grueling innings with the score tied at one, Air Force broke through in the 10th inning.  With two outs and a runner on third, Air Force Tech. Sgt. Joyce Wells (Kadena AFB, Japan) delivered a smashing hit up the middle for the RBI to defeat Army 2-1.

“The key component to our success in winning the gold this year was our chemistry,” said Air Force Head Coach Senior Master Sgt. Salomon Vieyra (Joint Base-San Antonio, Texas). “From day one of camp, the Airmen showed dedication, commitment and heart in representing the Air Force.”

Army finished with a record of 6-3 to earn the silver. Navy placed third with a record of 4-5 and Marines finished in fourth.

Army earned five All-Tournament selections, Air Force three, Navy two and Marine Corps one. 

Senior Master Sgt. Vieyra and his assistant coach, Mr. Daniel Ayon (Joint Base-San Antonio, Texas) will lead the 2014 US Armed Forces Women’s Softball team as they compete in the ASA/USA National Softball Championship in Edmond, Okla 25-29 Sept. 

ALL TOURNAMENT WOMEN'S TEAM
LTC Terri Andreoni (USA), Pentagon, VA
PO1 Christian Camp (USN), USS Lincoln, NB Norfolk, VA
TSgt Latonya Mathis (USAF), JB Langley-Eustis, VA
SrA Terri Hodges (USAF), Little Rock AFB, AR
SGT Leina Braxton (USA), Camp Humphreys, Korea
1LT Lindsey Trombley (USA), JB Lewis-McChord, WA
PO1 Brandi Bennett (USN), Bahrain
SSgt Shameka White (USAF), Kadena AB, Japan
SPC Melessa Graves (USA), Ft Bragg, NC
Cpl Candace Clark (USMC), MCLC Albany, NY
SrA Nesha Humes (USA), JB Andrews, MD  

ALL ARMED FORCES WOMEN'S TEAM
PO1 Christian Camp (USN), USS Lincoln, NB Norfolk, VA
TSgt Latonya Mathis (USAF), JB Langley-Eustis, VA
SGT Leina Braxton (USA), Camp Humphreys, Korea
Cpl Mariah Hammond (USMC), MCB Quantico, VA
PO1 Brandi Bennett (USN), Bahrain
1LT Lindsey Trombley (USA), JB Lewis-McChord, WA
SrA Kasey Castor (USAF), Minot AFB, ND
SrA Terri Hodges (USAF), Little Rock AFB, AR
SSgt Shameka White (USAF), Kadena AB, Japan
SPC Melessa Graves (USA), Ft Bragg, NC
Cpl Candace Clark (USMC), MCLC Albany, NY
SrA Nesha Humes (USA), JB Andrews, MD
Cpl Nicole Sanchez (USMC), Pentagon, VA
SN Valerie Proulx (USN), USS Theodore Roosevelt
PFC Shelbi Garcia (USA), Ft Carson, CO
HEAD COACH: SMSgt Solomon Vieyra (USAF), JB SA-Lackland, TX
ASST COACH: Mr. Daniel Ayon (USAF), JB SA-Lackland, TX
TRAINER: SFC Parrish Purnell (USA), Bethesda NMHC, MD    

WOMEN'S FINAL STANDINGS

 

W

L

Air Force

8

1

Army

6

3

Navy

4

5

Marine Corps

0

9


WOMEN RESULTS (15 Sep)
USN def USMC  11-8
USA def USAF 8-2
USAF def USMC 17-10
USA def USN 2-1  

WOMEN RESULTS (16 Sep)
USAF def USN 10-0
USA def USMC 14-4
USN def USMC 10-1
USAF def USA 5-2
USAF def USMC 4-3  

WOMEN RESULTS (17 Sep)
USN def ARMY 6-5 (8 innings)
USAF def USN 9-5
USA def USMC 20-2
USN def USMC 14-4
USAF def USA 2-1 (10 innings)  

WOMEN RESULTS (18 Sep)
USAF def USMC 9-4
USA def USN 3-1
USA def USMC 16-6
USAF def USN 8-5 (10 innings)