, Derry, New Hampshire

August 23, 2012

Police put out the flames in softball game

Softball trophy back in police custody

Derry News

---- — LONDONDERRY — If there was any fire on the field, the Londonderry Police Department stepped up to douse the flames before their firefighting counterparts could respond.

Police triumphed during the annual interdepartmental softball game Friday night at Matthew Thornton School, 11-7.

The police took home the trophy, held for the past year by the Londonderry Fire Department.

“This is going to be a grudge match this year,” police Chief Bill Hart said before the game. “We will be dousing out any fires on the field.”

That said, firefighters did not go down without a fight.

Before the big game, Londonderry fire Chief Kevin MacCaffrie had hoped for another win.

“We were doing really good until the top of the sixth inning,” MacCaffrie said. “Everyone did a great job; it was fun just to be there.”

And it was all in fun for a good cause. The game was to benefit the Lions’ Camp Pride, which serves special needs campers. Both teams contributed to the Londonderry Lions.