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2013 ASG Co-Ed Slow Pitch Softball Tournament champions are DPW

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The Dept. of Public Works won the championship trophy and the Governor’s Perpetual Trophy in this year’s Dept. of Parks and Recreation ASG Co-Ed Slow Pitch Softball Tournament. DPW defeated the Army Reserve team for both trophies last Saturday at the Tony Solaita Baseball Field. Pictured 4th from left in the 2nd row is the Dept. of Parks and Recreation Director Maeata’anoa Pili Gaoteote [photo: Jeff Hayner]

The Department of Parks and Recreation concluded its ASG Co-Ed Slow Pitch Softball Tournament this past Saturday at the Tony Solaita Baseball Field, with the champions for this year’s tournament are the hard-hitting players from the Department of Public Works (DPW).
 
DPW made it to the finals where they faced off against the Army Reserve team. In a game that seesawed back and forth with both teams showing a great display of determination, it was the DPW team that walked away with the championship trophy along with the Governor’s Perpetual Trophy. DPW was able to defeat the Army Reserve team by a score of 14-13.
 
“I just want to thank everyone that participated in this year’s tournament and thank those who helped make it very successful,” said the Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation Maeata’anoa Pili Gaoteote. He stated that he hopes that the players keep improving for the overall betterment of the game not only for the players but also for those fans and supporters who have been instrumental in helping each softball league and tournament become a success.
 
Saturday also had two teams battling out for the 3rd and 4th overall places. The team of NEMR-MRC defeated team ASCC 16-2 for 3rd overall to finish out the tournament while ASCC finished the tournament in 4th place. The EMS #1 team finished the tournament in 5th overall place when they beat Procurement 13-12 who finished the tournament in the 6th overall place.
 
Here is how each team finished out the tournament along with the championship game Most Valuable Player:
 
1st DPW
 
2nd Army Reserve
 
3rd NEMR-MRC
 
4th ASCC
 
5th EMS #1
 
6th Procurement
 
7th Port/ARFF (2010 champ)
 
8th Customs Department
 
9th EMS #2
 
10th DPS/EMS (2011 champ)
 
11th Pago Coleman (DOE)
 
12th Department of Health
 
Most Valuable Championship Game Player: Ruvino Nomura (DPW team captain)

The local Army Reserve Softball team placed 2nd overall in this year’s Dept. of Parks and Recreation ASG Co-Ed Slow Pitch Softball Tournament. The Army Reserve team made it all of the way to the finals last Saturday when they were defeated by the Dept. of Public Works at the Tony Solaita Baseball Field. [photo: Jeff Hayner]


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