Tuesday, September 10, 2002

Local firefighters win softball tournament




        A team of Cincinnati firefighters beat 109 teams over the weekend to win the national Muscular Dystrophy Association softball tournament.

        The dozen firefighters won the tournament Sunday in suburban Baltimore, beating Columbus 21-6. It's the first time in the tournament's 29-year history that Cincinnati won, said Capt. Tom Pretty.

        “We never even think about winning it,” he said. “We just played above our heads this time. It was great.”

        Among the teams Cincinnati beat: San Antonio; Providence, R.I.; and Prince Georges County, Md. The win over Columbus put the team's winning streak at 17 games.

        One player usually gets named the most valuable player, said Capt. Pretty, who works at Engine 24 in Price Hill. But this time, Coach Roy Yocum, a retired firefighter, named the entire team MVP.

       



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