Thursday, July 23, 2015

End of the Season

Baseball is over for the summer (there are actually two more games, but Kyle and Reed will be at camp next week) and though they didn't win many of them, I think it was successful. 
 The best part was that every kid on their team goes to their school. So it was fun to have so many friends on the team.

Reed moved up to 1st batter and even hit a (inside the fence) home run this season. Jason and  I figured they had Reed 1st batter because he was almost a sure bet to get on base.  (I think they caught a pop up on him one time.)  Even if he doesn't hit it far, he's fast, and can out run the ball to 1st.  Here's one of his hits JR happened to video. (With JR's "busy" schedule this is the only game he was able to make.)

He also made some great plays at  pitcher, shortstop, and 2nd base...I would be surprised if Reed isn't playing in the infield come spring.

Kyle had a really good first season.  He struck out his 1st time at bat in the 1st game (I say it's because he was chewing gum...he was concentrating on his gum more than anything), and then he never struck out again. 
Kyle could always get up there and hit the ball.  He might get out, but he was going to hit it.
 Kyle's big play of the season was hitting a game winning double.  That hit brought in the two runs we needed to win the game. And JR just happened to get it on video.

Considering he never played baseball, I was surprised when he got a couple of kids out at 2nd this season too.

So all in all, it was great practice for both of them, and they are both excited to play in the spring. And best of all, baseball isn't the miserable, boring sport I thought it was going to be.

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