It's a dream for many.... Baseball....the great American game!!
What does it mean to "Play Ball"..... It means to get out there and have fun!!
The "Patriots"......a team of kids, that have been playing baseball together for many years now. Each kid, bringing much to the game. Far above the talents of each young boy, comes a love for the game!!
This past week, 13 boys and 3 coaches...(along with parents and siblings AND GRANDPARENTS).....traveled a little over a 160 miles, to begin a week of State Playoffs for the 12 and under, winning area baseball teams.
How happy and proud we all were to be sending the "Patriot" team of Chandler, to represent our district, in the State Baseball Tournament.
On Friday, Sam and I traveled down to watch the games....
Our grandson, Carson #2 ......has played with the team ever since it first came together.
(He is the tall one, standing behind the TEXAS trophy, next to one of the coaches)
Carson, enjoys all sports, but Baseball is what makes his heart swell!
The games started on Monday and the Patriots played at 5:30 and at 8:00 P.M. that night. They won both games with big scores and they only gave up 1 run from the other team.
They played another game on Wednesday evening, and left the field with a Big WIN. The other team had no runs to take home with them.
On Thursday evening....the Patriots were once again winners with a 3 to 0 win over the Royals. This is the game that took them to the "Championship" playoffs.
On Friday evening, they were just one game away from being the "STATE CHAMPS"
The team they had beat the night before would be their opponents for the evening. Sad to say, the Patriots started the game with several turnovers, which opened the door for the Royals to beat them 12 to 1. :(
This meant that our team would have to turn around and play the Royals once again, in order to claim the championship title.
What a GREAT game it was!!!
These two teams played into the 8th inning with
coming home with the
State Championship Title!!
Way to go Patriots!! Way to go Carson....
As a grandmother, I found myself a teeny, tiny bit frustrated.
Seems that Carson had some GREAT games earlier in the week as he hit 2 ..... over the fence ...... HOME RUNS!!
The Royals took notice and each time that he got up to bat, the opposing team Walked him. :( Sad, because....this Shug wanted to see him hit another one over the fence!!
So proud of Carson, So proud of his Teammates and coaches, and so proud of the "Patriots"