Sunday, June 10, 2012

Great Weekend for Baseball

This weekend was awesome! Short summation of events-Friday, Alex was in his first all star game. Saturday and Sunday, Alex played in all 3 games on the travel tournament team. The cool thing is that this is Alexs' first season playing baseball-he is the only first year player on the team. He shows so much potential that it is weird at times. He throws hard and is accurate to boot. He just knows what needs to be done and does it. He is a super competitive kid...hmmm wonder where that comes from? He isnt at all boastful. He is very quiet about how he plays and doesnt like any attention brought to himself.

During the regular season, Alex pitched 18 innings. He allowed 3 hits and struck out 40-without allowing a run. Unfortunately, as soon as Alex gave way to the pitching machine, the runs started pouring in and his team ended up 2-8.

The Alexander Express
I was worried about his hitting though. He was not confident at all in his ability to hit. He was 6 for 20, which is still .300, but this weekend he was amazing. 3 for 3, 1 rbi, a walk and 3 runs. All 3 hits were line drives over short. In 7-8, they pitch the 1st and 6th inning and the dreaded pitching fills in the rest. He had such a hard to switching back and forth. In travel, there isnt any pitching machine; the pitchers pitch all 6 innings. This is just what he needed to get him back in the game. He is a great kid and the best part is he still comes over to me after a hit or an inning after pitching and gives me a hug and a kiss and says thanks for helping him. Man...the best.