Freshman Jocelyn Powell brings a solid glove and a potent bat to Kubasaki's softball team. (DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES)
Freshman Jocelyn Powell brings a solid glove and a potent bat to Kubasaki's softball team. (DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES)

Softball: Defending champs have new look, but same mission

by Dave Ornauer
Stars and Stripes

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa – Of all the challenges Kubasaki’s girls softball team has faced in its 17 years of existence, this year’s is perhaps the most daunting, Jalyn Foster said.

Ten months ago, Foster, then a sophomore infielder, was there when the Dragons completed the march to the top of the Far East Division I Tournament heap, routing Nile C. Kinnick 13-3 in a rain-soaked final.

Fast forward to today, when six of the players on that team are no longer in Dragons uniform, including the winning pitcher and every player who drove in runs during that Far East final.

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