Hornets stung by Medics 15-14

Ronn Mann, 16th Medical Group pitcher, delivers to the plate against the 20th Special Operations Squadron Tuesday. (photograpg by Master Sgt. Stuart Camp)

Ronn Mann, 16th Medical Group pitcher, delivers to the plate against the 20th Special Operations Squadron Tuesday. (photograpg by Master Sgt. Stuart Camp)

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. -- Chad Barth’s bases-loaded line drive drove in the winning run for the 16th Medical Squadron in intramural softball action Tuesday night.

The medics won 15-14 behind three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to come back from a six-run deficit after giving up nine runs to the 20th Special Operations Squadron in the fourth inning.

The win took the 16th Medical Group off the snide in their third game of the season.

“The top of the order just came through in the clutch,” said medic pitcher Ron Mann.

The 20th SOS pounded out 24 hits in the game, besting 16th MDG’s 21 hits.

“Base hits, that’s what won the game,” said 16th MDG player/coach Chris Estro.

The last-inning rally included a sacrifice fly to deep right center field by Roy Martinez, scoring Mann from third base.
Mann’s solo homer in the fifth inning was his first of the young season.

“He got a real good hit on that one,” said Xavier Salgado, 20th SOS pitcher.

The regular season for intramural softball began March 27.

There are two leagues this year – American, which plays its games Mondays and Wednesdays, and National, which plays Tuesdays and Thursdays. Games are played on Fields 1 and 2 behind the Aderholt Fitness Center.