Alpha Epsilon Pi International Headquarters hosted its sixth annual interfraternity softball tournament in Indianapolis July 1-2, coming in second place to Alpha Tau Omega, who held off AEPi 16-15 in the championship game. Lambda Chi Alpha’s and Delta Sigma Phi’s headquarter staff also participated in the tournament.
Played round-robin style, each team played each other once to determine the two winningest teams.
Packed with interfraternal action, three games stood out the most:
ATO at AEPi that witnessed a 3-run walk off home run by AEPi’s Charlie Cohen to win 11-10
Delta Sig at Lambda Chi that went into extra innings where Lambda Chi eked out a victory in a game that saw 5 lead changes
AEPi at ATO in the championship game where ATO held off AEPi 16-15 to become the 2017 champions after scoring 62 runs over 4 games
Post game, both teams enjoyed barbecue and refreshments.
AEPi had its most successful run in tournament history this year, coming within one run of winning the championship. Lead by head coach Jonathan Bridge, staff took to the field for two months of scheduled practice to prepare for this year’s games.
“The team that has the most fun wins,” said Bridge. “We trained to accomplish three things in practice: (1) to have the most fun, (2) to swing at your pitches and (3) to hit the cut-off man on defense. We accomplished two of those three.”
AEPi looks forward to next year’s game and thanks everyone who participated.