Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Drew 7U Spring Baseball

Our Drew just completed his second season of Little League baseball.  He really has made great strides as a ball player this year!  We are so very proud of his hard work, focus, and determination!

This season, Drew was able to play for Coach Eddie and the Braves again.  His number changed to #10, but other than that, it was pretty much the same set up as the Fall.  :)  If you ask him, he will tell you that he liked playing 1st base, "pitcher" (the Coach pitches, but they have a designated kit "pitcher" that makes plays once the ball has been hit), and catcher.

The coach's wife asked their family photographer to come and do a photo session for us again.  He did a wonderful job!  I will always treasure these pictures of my Braves guys.  ;)

 This picture seriously takes my breath away every time...

He was ready, the ball just didn't get to him quite in time.

 On April 5th, Drew had a 6pm game.  He was tired after school, and I worried that he may tank.  Then, he goes out there and hits a double followed by a triple!  He also made 3 outs at first base!  He seriously never ceases to surprise me, this kid.  So proud of him!  He earned the game ball for his stellar game.  :)

Drew earned the game ball again on May 23rd.  The mighty Braves were in their first play off game.  The game was tied, and Drew's team was the last at bat.  Drew hit a walk off home run to win the game!!!  I stood at that fence at screamed at the top of my lungs and jumped around like a crazy person!  Haha!  I told Wade that I fully expected an email from the Commissioner banning me from the fields for excessive celebration.  ;)  I've never seen my boy so happy!  He went into the dugout and cried tears of happiness.  So, so sweet!  Clayton said they were "sports tears," which are much different than regular tears, apparently.  ;)  So much emotion and adrenaline for a little 7 year old body.

 His Daddy was pretty proud also!
 At the end of the season, the coaches nominate a few players to play in the All Star game.  Coach Eddie nominated Drew!  It was kind of mass chaos - the coaches met the kids right before the game and scramble to make a line up and batting order.  They didn't know the kids, so it was wild.  In addition, the coach for Drew's team had the flu, so assistant coaches and Dads filled in.  They weren't used to pitching to 7 year olds, so the pitches were high and fast.   Drew's team didn't win, but it sure was fun!

 Each of the kids were awarded a medal.  Drew wore his proudly and then promptly stored it in his safe as soon as he got home.  ;)

 Drew's All Star Team

 At the end of the All Star game, Owen fulfilled his life long dream of running the bases.  Ha!
 Grammie, Papaw, Aunt Leigh Ann, Uncle Corey, Mak, and Morgan all came to D's All Star game.  So kind of them to spend their Saturday with us!
It was a fun season of watching our Drew man play!  We are so, so proud of him!