Apr 30, 2008

A little baseball update...and soccer

My son Nathan is playing in the 8 year old machine pitch league in Alabaster. The team started off well going 5-1 and in first place. In the last week however, we have dropped 3 of 4 and are now 6-4. We lost a heartbreaker last night to a team that has only won 1 or 2 games prior to last night. We came out and scored early, taking an 11-3 lead at one point. However, many mental and physical errors let them back in the game. In addition, in 2 innings we only scored 2 runs total and left about 4 guys on base. In the end, we lost 15-14 on the last play of the game.

On the positive side, Nathan is raking the ball at the plate. In the last 4 games, he is 12-14 with 3 doubles, 1 triple, and 1 hr. He's also driven in 13 rbi's in that time. Last night he was 4-4 with a triple, a hr, and 4 rbi's. For the season, Nathan is batting .722 with 2 hr's, 2 triples, 7 doubles, and 24 rbi's. He's a future clean-up for the Diamond Dawgs!

My son Drew is playing soccer this year. His team has won 4 games, lost 2, and tied 2. Drew has not scored a goal, but plays real good defense and like to defend the goal. He's gotten better as the season progresses, but still needs to be a little more aggresive. The main thing is that he likes playing and his favorite part is the snack afterwards! Drew's last game will be this Saturday.


Haines said...

That is the future at Fenway right there! Just think, in 18 years we will be sitting behind home plate at Fenway watching your son, my nephew, drop bombs over the Green Monstah!!! WOOHOO!!!!!!