Friday, August 23, 2013

Favorite Photo Friday ~ end of another season

Season 9  2013

 position, first baseman and occasionally third.
 our oldest was in a league with guys up to 2 years older than he was and he played just as well and just as hard.

 they even took the championship...
 and gave their coach a little ribbing!
 he was also chosen to play on the all-stars team and they took first for that one too! in all he had a terrific season playing with the high schoolers. next season he'll be one of them!

 our second played in the sixth & seventh grade league this summer.
 this boy can run I tell ya, and he can steal. the other teams seem to catch on pretty quick once he's up to bat and they're always lookin' to catch him but once he gets on first there's no stopping him. he can get all the way around and home while the ump is calling balls on the batter after him.

 he was also chosen to participate in a separate tournament playing against teams from a couple other cities.

 by end of season they took third. next summer he'll be playing with the high schoolers and his big brother! can't wait for that!

this season, we had the honor of watching our First Lady play 8U softball, her first team sport!

 she. was.  ready.
 a bit nervous at her first game, but I think watching her brothers play for the past 9 years gave her the ability to know what to do once she got that ball. she had lightening quick throws to first and got quite a few girls out!
 windy & dusty practice

 she was crazy about cheering on her team mates, but not so crazy about playing catcher:)
 by end of the season they found themselves in third place in the tournament
 not bad for her first time! she sure was excited about that trophy and medal. took a few weeks off and then signed up for fall ball playing on the 10U team. her coach recommended she move up a league for this short fall season to help her prep for next summer.

i miss it all terribly. we had a game to get to every night this summer and weekends too! sometimes double headers and sometimes two different players at the same time which made for a lot of planning of who was going where, but when it all came to a grinding halt it was like going through withdraw:(
i lost count at 62 games.  
can't wait for it all to crank back up next summer, but for now we'll enjoy these next few fall softball games with the First Lady.  

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