Yesterday, my Fall Ball team, the Bandits had a double header. The first game was at 2pm with the back half starting at 5pm.
The day started out cold, ended that way as well, but the 2pm game was actually quite nice, the sun was shining brightly and temps were in the upper teens.
We played two good games, kept leads in both and were never in serious jeopardy of losing either game. Starting pitching was solid, the relievers did a great job and we had some clutch defence when it was needed. The offence has come around and we are hitting the ball quite well. We still have a few players who struggle with the the bat, hopefully they’ll continue to improve. It is tough to get ahead though, when you don’t come to practice.
We finish the weekend today with the late game. It would be sweet to sweep the weekend, guess I will see what happens.
Fall Ball has been enjoyable. We have a good crop of players, eager to learn the game and those that have played for a while, eager to improve their skills. It is great to see players from other Babe Ruth teams imprv e as well, if I can return them to their club teams as better players then when I got them, my job is done. I also made my third base debut yesterday in the late game. We scored 4 runs in the first and never looked back. We were aggressive and smart on the bases, exactly what I like to see.
At least with a few wins, it shows me that I sort of know what I’m doing, I was getting a little worried earlier this year as wins were few and far between. I’ve skill got a strong coaching bug, so that’s good. I can see coaching with Babe Ruth for a while.
Go Bandits !!!