The 911th Technical Rescue Engineer Company earned its third, consecutive intramural softball trophy, when the unit narrowly defeated Defense Threat Reduction Agency, 12-9 in the FY19 championship final, Monday at Graves Field. Coming out of the regular season with a solid 9-3 record, the fourth-seeded 911th came to the diamond determined to add yet another title trophy to its headquarters display case. The defending champs began paving the way to the main event by following up a quarterfinal victory over the rising-star 249th Engineer Battalion with a semifinal victory over the top-seeded, 11-1 1st Capabilities Integration Group.
But, the 911th Engineers’ journey to the winner’s circle would take a highly specialized approach. Second-seeded DTRA, a unit with more Commanders’ Cup trophies at its headquarters than any other organization on the installation, arrived with an equally well designed game plan that it had sharpened throughout the tournament. Exiting the regular season with a near-perfect 11-1 record, the squad powered its way past Army Geospatial Intelligence Battalion in the quarters and the current Commander’s Cup champion, Defense Logistics Agency, in the semifinal showdown.
With the 911th TREC totally committed to earning a three-peat and DTRA dedicated to re-establishing itself among the installation’s finest, the stage was set for a major clash.
The back-and-forth contest did not disappoint, going seven full innings. The 911th defense, holding a 12-8 lead heading into the bottom of the final frame, managed to limit DTRA to a single run, to claim the narrow 12-9 victory.
For regular-season results and standings visit http://www.quickscores. com/belvoirmwr.
For information about Fort Belvoir’s intramural sports program and the annual Commander’s Cup title race, call Justin Fitzgerald, league coordinator and sports facility manager, 703-806-5093. Athletes can also contact their unit representative to sign-up and get schedules.