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Bravest v Finest, Marco Island, March 2012

See smaller Saturday's Bravest vs. Finest softball match ended in a 12-9 win for Marco Island's Fire-Rescue Department. Cheryl Ferrara / Eagle Correspondent

Saturday's Bravest vs. Finest softball match ended in a 12-9 win for Marco Island's Fire-Rescue Department. Cheryl Ferrara / Eagle Correspondent

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  • Dianna Dohm, president of the Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation, presents the winning trophy to Fire-Rescue Department team captain Chris Bowden after firefighters won 12-9 on Saturday at Winterberry Park. Cheryl Ferrara / Eagle Correspondent
  • No. 23 Jason Nachtrab hits one to left field as police outscored the fire department 6-4 by the fourth inning on Saturday. Firefighters went on to win the game 12-9. Cheryl Ferrara / Eagle Correspondent
  • No. 90 Pat O'Gorman for the firefighters takes off for first base Saturday after putting a ball in play to left field. Cheryl Ferrara / Eagle Correspondent
  • Saturday's Bravest vs. Finest softball match ended in a 12-9 win for Marco Island's Fire-Rescue Department. Cheryl Ferrara / Eagle Correspondent
  • Marco Island Firefighter Don Jones, left, and Fire Chief Mike Murphy add a few antics to the Bravest vs. Finest softball game Saturday by performing a mock drill to resuscitate policeman Al Schettino. Cheryl Ferrara / Eagle Correspondent
  • Players for the Cal Ripken Youth League join spectators in the stands Saturday to watch Marco Island's Police and Fire-Rescue Department's second-year matchup. The Cal Ripken League played a two-inning game prior to the main event at Winterberry Park. See full coverage, 15B. Cheryl Ferrara / Eagle Correspondent
  • Steve Stefanides, member of the Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation, cooks up America's favorite ballgame treat Saturday for the Bravest vs. Finest softball game at Winterberry Park. Cheryl Ferrara / Eagle Correspondent

Saturday’s “Bravest vs. Finest” softball game between Marco Island’s police and fire departments was a hard fought battle, but in the end, firefighters took the trophy with a score of 12-9.
In the first inning at Winterberry Park, firefighters showed some cheek that cost them the lead and nearly the game allowing, four runs while intentionally walking several batters. By the end of the fourth inning, police added two and retained the lead at 6-4.

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