The boys played a tight one tonight against the Iron Pigs but came out on top 4-3. The team plays great defense and has some solid pitching, probably the best in the league but the bats were silent throughout the lineup. Sam has developed some sort of hitch and is on a 6 straight strike out streak and Dylan seems to be getting on base by walking but almost refuses to swing in hopes of walking.
They are both doing well elsewhere, Sam is taking the lions share of the catching duties and had a nice past ball out at home (wild pitch, Sam got the ball at the backstop and threw to the pitcher covering home plate, catching the runner trying to steal home from third and ending the inning) while Dylan scored one to the teams runs by stealing second and then third and home when the throw to second went into the outfield. Once he gets running, he can cover some ground.
I'm at a loss on what to do with the hitting problems. Sam hit fine in the first two games and hits everything in the batting cage and it has always taken Dylan a while to get back into the swing of things but this is rough. It doesn't help the the rest of the team is not hitting all that well either, except for a couple kids.
Oh well, it is kids sports. We have the same team on Saturday and they looked pissed that they lost. They were undefeated at the start of day too.