Steps of Faith

Steps of Faith

Sunday, July 27, 2014

State Champs!!

We were the heat of the day......waiting.... with anxious movements and sweaty palms.

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"

Shug ~


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh wow, congratulations to Carson. This is fabulous. I know you are so proud and you should be.

Ginny said...

Wow, this is huge! Rock on, Carson!!! It seems that baseball and summer really go together, how much sadder summer would be without it. Fun, team support, good for coordination and health. Plus the hot dogs and drinks, too!

Ginny said...

P.S. I forget all about your header in the excitement of reading. Love it, you have turned the baseball into art!

Barb said...

Hi Shug!

Congratulations Carson!! I love a good baseball game, sounds like Carson is a true champion all the way around!


my cozy ❤ little space said...

nice and encouraging blog, i found you thrue another blogger..i will certainly follow you
dough my blog is in dutch ...i can read inglish...blessings

Betsy Adams said...

Awesome, Shug.. I know you were a very proud Grandmother. Carson is a fantastic athlete... It's no wonder they 'walked' him.

Winning the STATE championship is such a fantastic endeavor... Congrats to the entire team. So glad that you and Sam got to be there.


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