USAG Bavaria takes championship, runner-up during softball tourney at Ansbach

The Family Solidarity Unity team from U.S. Army Bavaria wins the championship game July 24.

The Family Solidarity Unity team from U.S. Army Bavaria wins the championship game July 24. (Photo by Lorie Marshall, USAG Ansbach DFMWR)

Story by USAG Ansbach Sports and Fitness

ANSBACH, Germany (Aug. 2, 2016) – U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosted the All-Star Summer Classic Softball Tournament July 22 through 24 at the adult softball field at Katterbach Kaserne.

Seven military community teams represented USAG Ansbach, USAG Bavaria, USAG Baumholder, USAG Stuttgart, USAG Stuttgart, and the Kaiserslautern Military Community. USAG Bavaria had two participating teams.

The teams’ coaches held a meeting July 22, and the opening ceremony was held July 23. Col. Benjamin C. Jones, USAG Ansbach commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Derek R. Cuvellier, USAG Ansbach command sergeant major, attended the ceremony, and Jones threw out the first pitch.

Several games were played throughout July 23 and 24. Eventually it came down to the two teams from USAG Bavaria.

USAG Bavaria Team 2, who gained title of runners-up, poses for a photo. (Photo by Lorie Marshall, USAG Ansbach DFMWR)

USAG Bavaria Team 2, who gained title of runners-up, poses for a photo. (Photo by Lorie Marshall, USAG Ansbach DFMWR)

During the championship game, the Family Solidarity Unity team triumphed over Bavaria Team 2.

The title of best offensive player went to Staff Sgt. Jose Candelario Aguilar, FSU, and title of best defensive player went to Sgt. LaQuan Gilliard, FSU.

To make this event happen, the USAG Ansbach sports and fitness program received support from the Directorate of Public Work’s Utilities and Grounds team, the Family Readiness Group of H Company, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment (General Support / VIP Fixed Wing), the USAG Ansbach men’s Community Softball team, and many others.

For more on sports and fitness at USAG Ansbach, visit http://ansbach.armymwr.com/europe/ansbach/programs/ansbach-fitness-centers.

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