Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Spring Baseball

Watching Preston play baseball is one of my favorite things!  The little boys in their tiny baseball uniforms are absolutely adorable, and Pres really enjoys it.  The fact that Steve played it all through high school, and understands how to coach him is icing on the cake. 

However, this spring started off bad.  It proved to be a VERY rainy season, much worse than ever before.  So much so that the boys just could never get cohesive and effective at playing well.  Since this was the first year for coach pitch, it came with new rules and the boys were playing so infrequently that they couldn't even recall them.

The season was supposed to have one practice a week, with 2-3 games per week.  However we went weeks with only one practice or game a week.  So as the end of the season neared, the weather got dry and then we had lots of make-up games.  The past couple of weeks, Preston has been playing baseball 4-5 times a week.  The Giants were finally starting to improve as the season wrapped up.  But sadly, they lost in the first round of the tournament last night.
"Baseball Ready"

Jonathan, Pres, Collier and Makai

wishing he could steal the base...

Love my handsome boy

Hayes, Jack and Jon David - Preston's classmates and their teacher
Preston had a great season though...improving greatly with his fielding.  He even found a new favorite position at second base.  Pres was asked to play on the All Stars A team, but we had to pass due to a conflict with Camp Winnataska.  Hopefully he will still practice with the team so he won't fall behind as a player. 

Though Preston didn't have any close friends on his team, he made new ones and it ended up being a fun season for all of us.  In addition, he had lots of support throughout the season, from both sets of grandparents, Uncle Dan, Goo, Sara and his awesome teacher.  And of course, you can't forget his brother and sister who attended almost every game and practice.

Miss Taylor
some of the Giant's cheerleaders

Who knows if he will play fall ball...so until next spring...
another trophy for his shelf
Steel City Pops after his last game!

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