Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Special Troops, eliminated the 287th Military Police Company, 4-0, Saturday to capture the Berlin Brigade Softball championship. The outcome of the contest was decided in the second inning when Headquarters Company took advantage of four errors and four hits to push three runs across the plate. Paul Fretthold, Wayne King, Pete House and Brent Neilsen all singled for the ďBig BlueĒ , while John Fernandez made it around the bases on a series of errors. Headquarters Company added another run in the fifth on a double by John Agnesani.
The MPís were unable to muster a threat until late in the game when they put two men on bases with two out, but they couldnít sustain their rally.
Fernandez picked up the win, while Norm Rich absorbed the loss.
To get to the top, Headquarters eliminated Headquarters and Service Company, Field Station Berlin, 8-0; Company C, #rd Battalion, 6th Infantry, 10-5; Company B, 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry, 10-4; and the MPís, 4-0.
The MPís got into the final round by downing Field Station Berlin, 6-0; the Defenders, 9-0; and the Guardians, 10-7. They suffered a defeat at the hands of the Guardians, however, in a closely-contested battle, 3-2.
In the other tournament action, the Guardians beat the Vanguards, 4-0. The Vanguards suffered another loss at the hands of the Tempelhof team, 8-1. Tempelhof was bumped off in turn by the Defenders, 4-2.
Immediately after the championship game, Major Burl J. McDaniel, president of the Berlin Officials Association, presented trophies and athletic bags to the two top teams, and presented the Berlin Brigade Softball Championship trophy to Captain Jerrold S. Ferraro, commanding officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Special Troops. Headquarters Company is now in contention for first in the point race for the Commanding Generalís Trophy, which is awarded annually to the company that posts the best overall intramural sports record.