Saturday, May 22, 2010

Marion County Tournament Champs

Jack's baseball team played in the Marion County Tournament this past week. We played Guin on Tuesday and won 9-0. Jack had two great bats on Tuesday. He smashed the ball to right field twice.

We didn't play again until Saturday morning at 9:00. We played one of the other Winfield teams and won. I cannot remember the score of that game, but I know we won. Jack batted twice in that game and he had two hits; a single and a double. He didn't smash the ball like he did on Tuesday, but he didn't strike out.

We played in the championship game around 1:00. It was a very intense game where the boys had to play the other baseball team and the umpires. Why the umpires felt the need to make not 1, not 2, not 3, but 4 bad calls against our team beats me? They were not calls just I thought were bad, but calls where everyone including the coaches questioned the calls. Anyway, we were down 9-8 at the bottom of the 6th inning. Jack was first up to bat and hit a single. The next kid up struck out, but the next batter advanced Jack to third. Tucker hit the ball and Jack scored to tie the game. After that I am not for sure what happened exactly, but the next two batters hit and we got a run in and the game was over and we won 10-8! Yeah Gold Team!!
Tim Estes, Jack's coach, told the kids if they won the tournament he would let them shave his head, so as soon as the game was over they shaved his head.