These things I have spoken to you, that in me you might have peace. In the world you will have tribulations, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. John 16:33

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Baseball Season 2011

We are finally finished with this baseball season.  Dillon's team was presented with a trophy for placing 2nd in their league for the season.   Those were some happy boys and girls.  This is the last year to play "coach pitch" for some of the players.   The 8 year old kids will move up to "kid pitch."  I have really enjoyed Dillon being able to be on this team this year.  What a great group of kids we had this year!

2nd place Pee Wee National League

The picture below is where we always were seated for the games.  Shane called it the bull pen and I called it the play pen.  This is a fenced in section for the pitchers to warm up in.  At this age, we don't have the kids pitching, so we were able to sit right next to the dug out.  It was good because Mallory had an area to play, but she couldn't get out of my sight during the game.  It ended up being a popular place for the kids.  One night we had over 10 little ones playing in the dirt building castles.  That is the reason I called it a play pen.  
Mallory, Shane, BB, and Me
After each inning, Shane was able to give Dillon a pep talk before going to bat or getting out in the field. We weren't the only one's sitting in this spot night we had 10 adults cheering in this section. I have to say, it was a pretty good seat! We were either seated right at 1st base or 3rd base (depending on if we were home of visitor).

Coach Matt talking with the team after a game.

They had an end of the year baseball party which included fishing, a big inflatable water slide, and swimming.  The Ryal's hosted the party at their home and cooked hamburgers and hot dogs.  Mallory and I had a "girls night" while the guys went to the party.  I kind of wished we would've went, but I think Mallory deserved a night devoted to all things girly because she attended every one of her brother's games; whether she wanted to or not.....

The team was presented with an autographed baseball at the night of the party.  Coach Patrick was able to get each player from the USM Golden Eagles baseball team to sign a baseball for each of the kids.  I thought that was really nice of him!
Everyone with their autographed baseballs.
Summer has officially begun!  Who knows what exciting things we may get into this summer.....


  1. WOW! You are done? I think our season just started the last weekend of April, and it goes until the end of June or something like that. The girls haven't shown a desire to play, so I am not pushing it since I am sure they would be on different teams. I would be the one getting them everywhere, with Steve being in the fields. I do remember the days when my brother played. My dad even coached high school baseball for many years. Glad you all had such a great year.

  2. Hi! I just discovered your Deep South Kikos blog and was delighted to find that you're a stay-at-home MOM as well as rancher! Just wish you were closer so that I could glean some of your goat knowledge and buy a pup! ;-)



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