Between the two of them, the boys played 7 games this past weekend. The biggest problem - one was in Great Neck, the other in Suffolk. At opposite ends of the world. But we made it work. And I remained pretty calm. Considering it was hot, of course. And Jackson's 3:00 game got pushed back til 5:00 p.m. which meant we were stuck in Suffolk at the baseball field entertaining a two-year old who didn't get a nap and refuses to use the potty. Lucky for him, Cam's team had a pool party and he got to go with other kids from the team so he missed all that fun. We just sat around reapplying sun screen and drinking water and eating sunflower seeds. The life of a baseball family.
On Saturday, the Pinto Red lost their first game to the Great Neck 7b team, whom we had previously beat, in the very last inning, We even tried the rally-cap. but we just couldn't pull it out in the end. The kids were so upset, most of them even cried.
The Mustang Blue won their first game. Jackson had a great hit to the fence (almost went over!). That was a close slide into 2nd base. Connor had a few tag outs at third that were beautiful. The boys really needed this win.
The second game was tougher. We lost (again) to the Western Branch Gold (who remain undefeated). But, we played a much better game this time around. The first time they 10-run ruled us by the third inning, striking out our first nine batters! This time, we got several hits and lost 12-1 at the end of the fifth inning. It was a well played game and the boys fought hard.
Sunday, Cameron's Red team had to win two games in a row to advance to the championship game. The first team we played? The Great Neck 7b team that we had just lost to the previous day. It was like a whole different team. The bats were out and the defense was flawless. We won hands down.
The second team was the Great Neck 7a team that we had beat by only one run the week before. They went undefeated after that. It was going to be tough. Cameron had another home run over the fence (it might have even been two, I lost count, haha).
Cameron had a great throw to Joey who tagged the player out at home plate. It was beautiful. They were both so excited.
That's Cameron's excited face, or his "I'm a bad ass face". We have to work on his ego a little.
We won but then had to play them yet again in the final championship game.
These kids were on a roll. They just kept hitting the ball. And their defense was so impressive. Sometimes I forget they are only 7-year olds!
We won the game!! The league had a small presentation afterwards and presented Coach Mark with the trophy and each of the kids got a t-shirt. It was pretty exciting. Afterwards, a few of the kids and their parents had dinner at Plaza Azteca (so the men could watch the World Cup, and the women and children could unwind). It was probably one of my favorite baseball days ever. Of course, it didn't hurt that we went home winners. But I love the relationship these kids are building and the friends Josh and I are making in the process.
Your Kempsville Red 7U All Stars.
Back row (left to right): Coach Stubbe, Coach Josh, Coach Mark, Coach Bryan, and Coach Chris.
Middle row (l-r): Jayce Marrs, Hayden Nobles, Russell Webb, Cameron Tellefsen, and Jake Chavis.
Front row (l-r): Bradyn Bartko, Matthew Perrotta, Nic Morlang, Jackson Okonkwo, Wes Stubbe, and Kyle Flora.
Probably one of my most favorite pictures of all time. I love these two so much. (And what a cool trophy).
Bella had had it. She just couldn't go another day (or another game) without her nap.
My name is Kaci. I am a working mom of 3. Wife to Josh. Mom to Jackson, Cameron & Isabella. My life is dinner, homework, baseball, basketball, grocery lists, laundry, wine, video games, and bath time. I started this blog because I am passionate about photography and journaling, and because I wanted a place to write it all down, to rememeber little details so easily forgotten in the mad rush that is the life of a family of 5. Through my photos and words, I endeavor to capture our story.