Saturday, April 27, 2013
Sam did well too, walking twice and hitting a hard liner past the shortstop for a double. He also scored on all three at bats. He was called to the mound to close out the game with the Bulls up 15-5 and while he walked 3 and allowed 2 runs, he also stuck three batters out and got the 15-7 save. He was disappointed about the walks but hung in there and closed out the game.
The Carpenter boys had a good day and the amazing thing is that on the short car ride home they told me they wanted to go back to the field in the morning and do a Carpenter family practice. They had a great game but they want to get better, I like that attitude.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Contrary to my recent post about the last fire a couple weeks ago, It's been just cold enough to build a couple more this weekend. I love the smell of burning wood but think tonight's will truly be the last fire till October. No travel for for a couple weeks which will be nice. I need a little routine time after a couple weeks of running round.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Sam caught two innings and kept the Pigs from scoring by keeping the ball in front of him extremely well. He also went two for three at the plate and ended the game with a single that scored 3 runs and ended the game on the mercy rule (8 runs). Another exciting game for the Bulls.
My early observations for the team is that we have some great base runners, a deep pitching staff and some hitters that haven't really found their grove yet. All six teams in the league are probably pretty similar but the Bulls look well rounded.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Sam told me yesterday that the game was exciting because he was pitching in the last inning and he needed to keep the other team from scoring and breaking the tie. He seems to thrive on the pressure. I asked him if he always wants the ball or be the hitter when thing are tight and he said yes, thats what makes it fun. Many kids want to avoid that position at all cost or freeze up in fear. Sam seems to love it.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Sam took the mound in the top of the last inning and delivered a pretty solid first pitching performance ever for him. He struck out 2, walked 2 and tagged a runner trying to steal home to preserve a 7-7 tie. I think he solidified his closing spot in the rotation. The coaches son then delivered a two strike walk off home run to get a 8-7 win for the Bulls.
It was a pretty intense start to the 2013 campaign.