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Grand Forks Airmen compete in annual softball tournament

A Grand Forks AFB Airman anxiously awaits the next pitch at the annual Grand Forks AFB versus Minot AFB softball tournament May 25, 2017, at Devil’s Lake, N.D. Grand Forks had a great turnout of volunteer players, all of whom were excited to play alongside their fellow Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Elora McCutcheon)

A Grand Forks AFB Airman anxiously awaits the next pitch at the annual Grand Forks AFB versus Minot AFB softball tournament May 25, 2017, at Devil’s Lake, N.D. Grand Forks had a great turnout of volunteer players, all of whom were excited to play alongside their fellow Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Elora McCutcheon)

Players from both installations who participated in the Grand Forks AFB versus Minot AFB annual softball tournament May 25, 2017, at Devil’s Lake, N.D. gathered together after the final game to take a group picture. Minot took the trophy home, breaking Grand Forks’ two-year winning streak. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Elora McCutcheon)

Players from both installations who participated in the Grand Forks AFB versus Minot AFB annual softball tournament May 25, 2017, at Devil’s Lake, N.D. gathered together after the final game to take a group picture. Minot took the trophy home, breaking Grand Forks’ two-year winning streak. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Elora McCutcheon)

The Grand Forks Air Force Base team huddled near the dugout, preparing to play the final game of the Grand Forks AFB versus Minot AFB annual softball tournament May 25, 2017, at Devil’s Lake, N.D. Master Sgt. Byron Ball, Security Forces Squadron first sergeant, was in charge of making the tournament happening, and said, “Everybody who goes has a great time; they love it.” He highly encourages Grand Forks AFB Airmen to volunteer to play, and hopes next year’s turnout will be even greater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Elora McCutcheon)

The Grand Forks Air Force Base team huddled near the dugout, preparing to play the final game of the Grand Forks AFB versus Minot AFB annual softball tournament May 25, 2017, at Devil’s Lake, N.D. Master Sgt. Byron Ball, Security Forces Squadron first sergeant, was in charge of making the tournament happening, and said, “Everybody who goes has a great time; they love it.” He highly encourages Grand Forks AFB Airmen to volunteer to play, and hopes next year’s turnout will be even greater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Elora McCutcheon)

The Warriors of the North mascot, Sven, stands atop the trophy that was awarded to Minot Air Force Base for winning the annual Grand Forks AFB versus Minot AFB softball tournament May 25, 2017, at Devil’s Lake, N.D. Airmen from both bases said they had a great time, playing through the wind and rain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Elora McCutcheon)

The Warriors of the North mascot, Sven, stands atop the trophy that was awarded to Minot Air Force Base for winning the annual Grand Forks AFB versus Minot AFB softball tournament May 25, 2017, at Devil’s Lake, N.D. Airmen from both bases said they had a great time, playing through the wind and rain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Elora McCutcheon)

Chief Master Sgt. Shane Murray, the 319th Security Forces Squadron manager, pitched during the Grand Forks AFB versus Minot AFB annual softball tournament May 25, 2017, in Devil’s Lake, N.D. Like Murray, many of the volunteer players were experienced and naturally took to the playing field. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Elora McCutcheon)

Tech. Sgt. Jose Ortiz, 319th Security Forces Squadron flight sergeant, pitched during the Grand Forks AFB versus Minot AFB annual softball tournament May 25, 2017, in Devil’s Lake, N.D. Like Ortiz, many of the volunteer players were experienced and naturally took to the playing field. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Elora McCutcheon)

A Grand Forks AFB Airman sprints to the home plate during a play in the Grand Forks AFB versus Minot AFB annual softball tournament at Devil’s Lake, N.D., May 25, 2017. The tournament is an annual tradition between the two installations, to improve morale and allow both bases to have fun together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Elora McCutcheon)

Senior Airman Chaz Wilson, 319th Civil Engineering Squadron heating, ventilation and air conditioning journeyman, sprints to the home plate during a play in the Grand Forks AFB versus Minot AFB annual softball tournament at Devil’s Lake, N.D., May 25, 2017. The tournament is an annual tradition between the two installations, to improve morale and allow both bases to have fun together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Elora McCutcheon)

An Army Air Corps veteran, 93, makes the first pitch of the annual Grand Forks AFB versus Minot AFB softball game May 25, 2017, at Devil’s Lake, N.D. His pitch kicked off the day’s activities, which included two scrimmages before the “official” game. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Elora McCutcheon)

Edwin Doctor, retired Navy, 93, makes the first pitch of the annual Grand Forks AFB versus Minot AFB softball game May 25, 2017, at Devil’s Lake, N.D. His pitch kicked off the day’s activities, which included two scrimmages before the “official” game. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Elora McCutcheon)

DEVIL'S LAKE, N.D. -- A Grand Forks AFB Airman anxiously awaits the next pitch at the annual Grand Forks AFB versus Minot AFB softball tournament May 25, 2017, at Devil’s Lake, N.D. Grand Forks had a great turnout of volunteer players, all of whom were excited to play alongside their fellow Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Elora McCutcheon)