My goal at the beginning of baseball season was to capture a little bit of each game and then blog about it.
Yeah....about that....goals don't always come to fruition the way we would like them to, do they? :)
This game was our very first games of the season, once we got past our first pre-season tournament. It was the very first game with live pitching! In our little league (and most around us), the boys play the first four innings of the game with a pitching machine (that delivers 'every' ball right down the middle of the strike zone for ease of hitting). This not only speeds up the game, but it helps the kids to develop an "eye" for strikes.
Then, in the 5th and 6th inning, a live pitcher comes in. We have two--one in the 5th, and one in the 6th. This would be the first game Colin had ever pitched in, so we were excited and a bit nervous for him!
I take so many pictures that this time--Colin's first at bat (he is the first batter in the line-up, so this was actually the very first hit of the game)--I decided to take some video. He hit a triple!
(Sorry about the quality--it's hard to video through a chain link fence!)
For preservation's sake, I wanted to make sure to record here who was on Colin's Mud Hens team this year:
More baseball soon! :)