Friday, April 2, 2010

GO REDS!!!!!

March 27th was the date of Luken's first baseball game with his team, the Reds!!
It was a very exciting day! We were all anxiously looking forward to it!

Before the game, I took Luken outside to snap a few photos of him looking adorably cute and handsome in his fancy uniform! :D
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It was picture day at the park, so the team lined up and smiled!
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Goofy shot! :P
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This one cracks me up... one lone goofy kid! :D
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It was a ridiculously windy day. It was warm at times, as the air temperature was around 70ยบ, but at other times, it felt like mid-winter! Keeley was especially cold, and she wrapped herself up in the picnic blanket to keep warm!
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I took her to hang out in the car for a bit and spend some time out of the wind, and when we returned to the field, the team was warming up! Luken is on the left, #6.
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Feeling warmer in Daddy's fleece (which people kept comparing to a Snuggie, ha!), Keeley monkeyed around for a bit. :D
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Called into the dugout! Luken is ready to start the game!
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Aren't they cute?
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Game on!
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In this age group, each team bats through the entire order (and we have 13 players) once, and then switches. In the second inning, the 3-outs rule applies.
This is coach pitch, and each player gets 3 pitches, then switches to the tee if necessary.

Luken's on deck!
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And he's up!
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The tongue reappears! <3
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No hit off a pitch this inning, so he bat off the tee.
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And ran!!
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Unfortunately, he was thrown out.

After they went through the whole team, it was time to head out into the field!
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We were SO impressed with how well he did! While he goofed off quite a bit in the scrimmage, he REALLY paid attention the whole game this time, and kept moving!
Still, he did strike a few funny poses from time to time...
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Chasing after a ball.
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Here, he stopped a ball...
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...then threw to first!
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Hustling back to his post.
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Next inning, up to bat once more.
Getting ready while on deck:
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And, ready.
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This time around, he got a hit off a coach pitch!!!!!!
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Run, run, run!!
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He made it to first!! A single!
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I love how this kid is eyeballing Luken. :D
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Watching the next batter.
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On second!!
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Another teammate got a hit, and Luken's heading to third!
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On third base, and eyeing home plate.
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Another hit! Goooooo!
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And he made it home!! Score!
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Sharing his excitement with Daddy!
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Daddy let him know that he had earned a point for his team by getting home!
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Back on defense later.
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He stayed active and engaged by practicing his throwing. <3
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Striking that yoga pose once again. :P
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After the game was over (they don't keep score, but I'm told by a very trustworthy unofficial scorekeeper that our team won!), they ready for the "good-game" line.
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Heading in...
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Look Mom, grass stains!!!
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Snack time!
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And a Reds team cheer!
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I might have mentioned how PROUD we are of Luken! We were so impressed by how hard he worked, and are so happy that he had a lot of FUN! This season should be great!

2 comments:

Karen said...

Absolutely Awesome.:)

Kim said...

We will look for you guys out on the baseball diamond - Anna and McKenna are also playing this season (same team!). Luken looks adorable in his uniform and great job hitting off coach pitch - that is awesome!