Will’s “mugging” was fun Monday night…a rite of passage/time of encouragement for those turning sixteen, at Living Science. Spoke with Hurt…he’s deep into the Braves playoff race. The fathers had to speak, so I spent a good part of the day writing and polishing what I would say. Also had more ideas on the drive there, as well as during the evening. We were the last to leave, and we didn’t get home until after ten.
Yesterday after work I drove to Will’s game. They started extra early. Will was pitching to the first batter as I drove up. Ceil was in the car, having not realized the game had started.
After a leadoff walk (he started off with 2 strikes and lost him), 3B Tanner started an around the horn DP. David Bartlett, Coach Henry’s youngest, blooped a hit to right…then Will struck out six straight. That was no big feat, based on the talent level of the opponent, though I always told Will he should throw strikes against weaker batters. When he got to forty pitches (41 actually) they took him out, in mid-inning. Tanner promptly struck out the next batter, to extend the streak to seven.
Will’s line: 2-2/3 IP, 9 BF, 6 K’s, one BB, one hit…29 strikes, 12 balls.
Crown won 7 – 1…seven different players scored. Five of the runs were unearned. Will scored on a passed ball. He caught two innings, and finished the game at shortstop. Flame-throwing Chris pitched the last inning. With games scheduled for Thursday and Friday, I don’t know why the coaches didn’t try out more pitchers in the easy game.
Picked up Anna at ballet after the game, so it was another night not getting home until . More of the same tonight and Thursday.