One of my first posts back in May highlighted Sammy's first baseball game of the season. Amazingly enough, Sammy's baseball season is still on going. Last weekend was completely dedicated to Sammy's baseball team, the Wilson Trojans. Their team is a Senior (oldest group before high school although most of the team is made up of 7th graders, with one 6th grader and three 8th graders) National (level) Clackamas County team and they came in first in their division (13 wins, 2 losses, 1 tie) and second overall for their league. They were seeded 2nd in the County Tournament which was held this past weekend in Molalla, OR. They played two games on Saturday, winning both and then they played West Linn on Sunday afternoon for 1st place. After a pretty brutal game that was poorly officiated (by West Linn officials), they lost (6-9)--but they did take 2nd place (which is phenomenal) and will start State Tournament games on Thursday. It is quite amazing that they have come this far... they started with 15 players and then lost 2 players the first week of practice. Late in the season, they lost another player who moved out of town. Down to 12 players, their star broke his arm pitching in the last regular season game. They were devastated. But, they pulled it together and are still going strong, although a bit beat up. Here's a few highlights:
The dugouts were like brick ovens
John & Sammy--pitchers talking strategy
This inning... 11 pitches, 1-2-3, they're outta there!
Big hit--run Sammy run....
Receiving their trophy for first in their division
Another game, more pitching... this is the 3rd game for 1st place
A couple of our parents almost got thrown out of the game this inning
Receiving their 2nd place medals
And the season continues....