Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Great Baseball

My son Joey is playing on an all star team of sorts this fall. My friend, Bill put together a 12U team to let the kids get some playing time at different positions as a practice season. The team is made up of 2 or 3 kids from several different teams including a few from Joey’s regular team, the Northland Storm.

This team, the Hawks, is playing in a fall league and they had a double header last night. In the second inning of the first game with one runner on, Joey stepped up to the plate. The team they were facing is a younger team who is playing this fall to get some experience playing in their new age level. The pitcher was throwing fairly slow compared to the pitching that our boys are used to seeing. He threw a good pitch right over the plate, and Joey knocked it over the left field fence for a 2-run home run.

It was his first “out of the park” home run. He was grinning from ear to ear, of course. One of the coaches retrieved the ball, and it will soon grace our mantle. The Hawks went on to win the first game 15-0.

In the second game, they faced a team that Joey’s other team, the Storm, had lost to in a tournament a few weeks ago. It was a good game, and the Hawks were able to pull out a 16-6 victory.

All in all, a great night of baseball.

1 comment:

Dan Agonistes said...

Congrats to Joey! I didn't hit my first out of the park homerun until high school (if that tells you anything about my hitting ability) but I do remember how good it felt.