Saturday, April 9, 2016

Back at the Ballpark!

cleanest his uniform will ever be!
Preston is once again playing baseball.  It started back at the end of February, and it is a little different with a machine pitching to him.  For the past couple of months, he has been apart of the Royals Team, and they are a great little group of players!  There are 11 first graders on the team (10 boys and 1 girl), and so far they are undefeated! 

They practice and play games 3 times a week, but early on, before their first game, Preston got popped in the face with a ball.  Unfortunately, he didn't have his glove up, so the ball hit his cheek bone.  The result was a bruised cheek and eventually a black eye.  It was a painful lesson, but one that will hopefully stick.  Thankfully it didn't alter his love for the game, in fact he kept practicing the night it happened.

Pres at bat during first game!
Pres has consistently played the infield, usually at shortstop or second base, with an occasional place at pitcher.  He has done well, and learned

a lot from his coaches and Daddy.

Of course, it has been an awesome season for me as mom who loves to see her kids do well, and loves little league baseball!  Preston loves to have people cheering for him, and thank goodness he can hear me loud and clear!

However, even if I wasn't there, a game hasn't gone by where there wasn't someone there to watch and root for him.  Mimi and Papa are regulars, but he has also managed to have Uncle Dan, his PE Coach, Coach Christian, the Criggers, the Jarmons (twice), and most recently Nene, Poppy and Henley.

watching the game

Though they still have three games left, they are seated pretty darn high going into the end of the season with an undefeated record.  They have been a lot of fun to watch, so I am anxious to see how they end up.  Sadly, a little league game can change on a dime since they only play 4 innings.  But for now, I want to thank those who have taken time out of their day to watch Preston!

Coach Christian

The Criggers (Jeremy had to leave before pic)

Walker was more interested in his juice box

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