Sunday, May 3, 2015

Knight Family Update

At the end of a very busy week, Lexi had a piano recital, Cami had a softball game, Griffin had a baseball game, and I coached/supervised our middle school team in an academic competition.

Lexi played Fur Elise at a local nursing home. She played beautifully.

Cami's team may have lost by 1 or won the game, we aren't really sure. However, Cami went 1-2 and got to field a ball this week while she played shortstop. Her next game is on Saturday.

Griffin's team played with 7 players, but were actually tied going into the 3rd inning. They eventually lost, simply because they didn't have anyone who could pitch.  Griffin walked twice and struck out once.  His second walk was a bases loaded walk, so he actually drove a run in (I'm not sure if that counts as an RBI). He also got to field a ball while playing 2nd base. His next game is Friday.

Rant time: having 8-9 year olds pitch is ridiculous. Griffin's game was over 1 1/2 hours, but only three innings. Fewer than 10 balls were hit, with a couple of those being fouls. There were at minimum 20 walks, and that was with some questionable pitches being called as strikes. Most batters are lucky to get one decent pitch to hit. There is a lot of unrest among the parents, and even with a few coaches. It is painful to watch, and the boys are neither learning to hit or to field balls, since very few get put into play. It's disappointing.

Rant over. Have a nice week. We have a choir concert, practices, ball games, and (gulp) sixth grade orientation.

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