Nathan’s 12u Baseball Team Wins the Tournament

2011_nate_baseballchampionsWell this little blog entry can’t say enough how proud I am of Nate and our baseball team this year.  We had a great year finishing 9-5-1 in the regular season in the Aurora Baseball League.

Nate finished the regular season with a .410 batting average and gave me great innings at 2nd base and pitcher positions.

With a 3rd place finish we had to work our way through the tournament bracket to get to the championship game last night.

Up against an undefeated “to be unnamed” red team, we needed to play our best offensive and defensive game to beat them.

The game went as most others until we put up a hit filled 7-run inning which would turn out to be the difference in the 9-4 game… holding this team to 4 runs was an accomplishment of its own.

This is when my kids and I began to witness the most poor sportsmanship we’ve ever seen from coaches and kids alike. With pounding on the fence taunting with every pitch, screams of ‘you suck’ and coaches that were high-fiving the ridiculousness, it was an out of control game to say the least.

It made the win all-the-sweeter to put a team like that in their place.

A special kudos to “Jared Tuma” who looked the taunts in the face with a big smile at their dugout, and continued to shut them down in the 7th inning with strike outs to close the game.  Thanks Jared, to help us rise to the top, hold our heads high and be happy to live in Streetsboro and not Aurora. Made me proud!

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