Thursday, May 26, 2016
The Pirates pulled it off in the playoffs, 3 for 3, taking down the undefeated Braves team in the championship game last night!! It was a nail biter! We were sweating to the last second as we were the away team and the Braves had the last at bat. William, new to the infield, played 2nd or 3rd base the entire game. He played awesome! He made the best throw to 1st from 3rd base that I have ever seen him throw. Billy & I are so proud of how much he has learned, grown in the sport, and given his all to each game. He is for sure the most improved player on the team.
He got invited to be part of a 6/7 all star team which plays a tournament in Ventura the 13th-25th of June. I'm super proud of him, but, I'm a little on the fence about it. Practices would be 3-4 times a week starting tomorrow until the tournament. I'm not sure how many games there are in the tournament in Ventura and I don't know how much of these commitments will conflict with church. We struggled through the entire season with half of Williams games being on Sundays. It was a bummer for William to miss out so much and a bummer to leave the team short handed. I do not want to go through that again for an all star team. The schedule hasn't been posted for the team yet... but he did make the team. I just feel bad for dragging around the other 3 kids all the time. They were such good sports through this entire season, but it was hard. Always packing dinners and snacks to keep everyone happy through late evenings, lots of late nights coming home since we don't live super close to the fields, watching 3 busy kids on the bleachers while trying to watch the games.... I'm kind of over it. I need a break and I don't know if I could do another month of this. On the other hand, what a great opportunity for William to gain more training, experience, and confidence on the field. If only Billy was done with Probation and could guaranty he could help with all the shuttling and practices. It's just too hard to keep doing it on my own with the other kids in tow.
Well, I will stop dwelling on all that and we will just stick with the celebration of league champions! CONGRATULATIONS WILLIAM and the Pirate team. You all played like all stars!!!
Posted by Lori at 4:21 PM