Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Farwell to a Great Baseball Season

As the saying goes, "all good things must come to an end," and that is exactly what happened to CJ's first Little League season. We had a great ride. The WGLL Royals ended the regular season in 2nd place with a record of 11 - 4 - 1.

Our record in the post-season wasn't quite as good. The team lost their first playoff game putting them in a must win situation for game two. In game two they came out strong with great pitching and lots of hitting. They won game two without a problem.

Game three was a real heart breaker. The team got off to a great start. They went up by 3 runs in the first inning. From there it was a back and forth battle. In the end, time was not on our side. The umpire called the game at the end of the 5th inning. The final score Royals 7, Rays 8. If only we could have had one more inning to score some more runs!

Here is CJ in one of his first at-bats for the season. He really improved a lot this season. He started off with very little confidence at the plate. By the end of the season he was excited to get at-bats and had a lot more confidence. He actually got upset when he knew he was only going to get to bat once in a game. What a huge change.

Here is CJ in one of his last at-bats for the season. Wow, it almost looks like a different kid! He has a much more aggressive stance and looks like he knows what he is doing. I can't wait for fall baseball to start up!

Last Wednesday we had a team party at one of the local pizza restaurants. All of the players signed baseballs for each other, they signed each others jerseys, and the coach gave each of them a certificate. The players had a great time eating and playing video games together. We sure will miss spending time with the team!


1 comment:

Kelly said...

He looks so grown up!! Glad you had a good season! Now if it would just stop raining! :o)