Wednesday, June 17, 2009

It was the 6th inning. The 2 undefeated little league teams were playing each other and it was tied 10 to 10. Our All Stars had been behind the whole game (miserably so), but managed to overtake the other team in the 4th inning. In the 5th inning, the other team advanced to 11:10, but our boys did not answer. The defense held them to 11 in the 6th and then it was our turn to bat. I do not remember all the details, but we had a boy on 1st and 2 outs. Caleb Lambert was up to bat, it took several tries and a few balls but he finally smacked the daylights out of the ball and got to first, bringing another boy home. Tied again 11 to 11. I looked over and gulped....
Alan was up to bat. I could not believe it!!!!!!!!!!! He has been hitting well all season, but it's still just his first year and he is not beyond striking out and that would be the game. Chris was the 3rd base coach and he turned his hat to the rally position.
Swing and a miss Strike 1
Swing and a miss Strike 2
Swing and a miss...low ball
Swing and a HIT!!!!! Alan makes it to first and the other boy home....beating a team that had overpowered them most of the game. Yeah All Stars!
Here are some highlights: Hans is a great hitter and he had a line drive he almost caught, even laid out for it, but he was at least able to tip it a bit.Our catcher was very intent on keeping the other team from stealing in the 5th, crucial in keeping the score from creaping up.

Caleb scores the final run that wins the game 12:11! There are other kids that just did such a great job. Conan made several excellent throws from 3rd to 1st for the out and Jeremy snagged several hits as pitcher for the out at first. What a fun game! Great job guys!

1 comment:

Lambert Loggings said...

Great post!! Great pictures!! I love that last picture of Caleb whooping as Alan hit him in! What a game.