Thursday, May 22, 2008

Red Sox Rock!!

Okay, I know it is only Little League baseball but I believe I watched one of the best games I had seen in a long time last night. Our third place Red Sox were facing the first place Cubs. In our previous meetings with this team we had always stayed close the first couple of innings and then our error fest would start and they would blow us out. Last night started just the opposite.

Our team started with the enthusiasm of a sloth. I think our boys had in their minds that we could not beat this team. Granted this Cub's team is loaded with talented boys who have played together for many years, but our team has some talent and are starting to figure things out and are capable of beating anyone when they decide to.

The Cubs started their best pitcher who had us 3 up and 3 down in the first 2 innings. Our boys seemed scared to swing the bat. After Shawn had to get our boys attention and the Cubs changed pitchers, our team woke up. We were down 8-0 and we just started hitting. Our pitcher "C" did a good job during innings 2-3. Shawn brought Zach in to start the 4th and his pitching was on. Zach had 4 strike -outs, 2 fly-outs, and 3 ground-outs in innings 4-6. We won the game 10-8. It was awesome.

Shawn and I are very proud of this team. With lots of prayer, patience and hard work this team is finally coming around. We both agree that this has been the best experience of our lives. We hope we can continue to mentor these boys. Several have gone to church with us and really enjoy it. What fun. Hope you enjoy the pictures. (Hayden was taking them and I didn't even know it. Pretty good photography for a 7-yr-old. He is such a hoot.)

I would like to remind all of you to have continued prayer for Trey and Tyler Thompson. They have a long road ahead of them.