Had two ball games today as the Babe Ruth Regional Tournament entered the playoff round.
Both games were done using the 4-man umpiring system.
In the first game, I was at second base, a position I hadn’t done before. It was a good game, one for team pride I guess, I believe both teams were winless going in. It was tied until the 7th, the visitors went ahead by a run and then held the home side in the bottom.
The afternoon game was an elimination game, the winner moving to the semis tomorrow and the loser going home. The AAA Calgary Longhorns fell short and their season ended. I’ll be umpiring the winner tomorrow at 10am, behind the plate.
I’m also doing the second semi final tomorrow at 1. It sort of throws a wrench into my packing plans, but I’ll just have to finish tomorrow night and Sunday morning.
It’s been an enjoyable tournament, some good ball has been played. I’d expect tomorrow’s semis to be even better. Too bad I can’t stay for the finals.
Enjoy your weekend, it doesn’t feel like a Friday to me since I was off all week.