Monday, May 21, 2012

we are the champions again

Saturday we had Scotty's last baseball game and a softball tournament for Bella. I did not go to Scotty's game with Brynne for one because it was so early and I knew we would be out at Bella's tournament for at least 3 hours straight..Plus the night before my kids and their friends went to Friday night out at our gymnastics they were beat!!

Scotty did not win his last game, again, it has been a tough have a lot of kids that are either goofing off, don't care or have never played before (or all of the above) and then the flip side, kids that have played, like to play and want to play...a big gap! So I hope next year plans to be a better was also the first year of kid pitch another struggle.

Bella's team was off to a rocky start, this was her first year on machine pitch, and next year will go to kid pitch (another struggle) this time towards the end of the season, we got better, like most teams do after they get the hang of things...Saturday was a little different..For some reason or another, there was no cord for the pitching machines for the tournament, so we did coach pitch....We were scheduled to play the "little shamrocks" at noon..we did...and won! Then right after at 1pm we played the "twisters", now this team is the best and undefeated in our division. We had played them once before, with us scoring the most on them than any other team, I think 6 or 8 runs, they did beat us that time..but not today my friends! It was an exciting then end of the game we tied! So we went into over time!! And won!! woo hoo!

Now let me tell you they were not happy campers and it was easy to see why, their "coaches" could not pitch. They use a machine to practice as well as at the games..They went on to play the "little shamrocks" and we got an hour break...yay!

We sat nearby the game, and heard the yells and screams...the shamrocks were giving them a run for their money, but they did end up losing only by a minimal amount of runs!

This is where it gets interesting.......

As we get ready to play the "twisters" again, we knew it would be a tough game, they are a good team, with great fielding skills, and we were all tired! So there was a representative for the league there that day and it was brought to our attention, that the twisters coach told them that they refused to play us again with out a pitching machine.

Are you kidding me?

Now we were not on the field to hear the discussion, but Coach Colleen's first response was, well than they fore fit and we win the tournament...

There was some discussion on the field, with the twisters coach going to his team, and asking the parents what they wanted to do, if they wanted to continue on to play us...

Are you kidding me?? again

Colleen started walking back to us at the end of the discussion, in my mind it was on and we were going to play...she gets back to the cage, and says...

Congratulations Girls..... you are the champions!!!

Do you think we could have screamed any louder??? The girls were thrilled!!

The sad part of this is, that the other coach robbed those girls, they could have played, and probably maybe even won...It was sad because the umpire that was in on all three games, said to one of our parents "I am really disappointed in that coach, he let those girls down". Which is so true..That would have been no different than us going to them in the beginning of the tournament and saying, we won't play you because we can't win.

All in all it was a good day, long but good! And hopefully some lessons were learned today..

I took a couple pics in the waiting hour, I was saving my picture taking for the final game, that ever was...

Abby L and Bella.....aka Abs and Bels..BFF

 Watching the competition...
To lessons learned....

Happy Monday!
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