Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
See you there!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
We had a terrific scrimmage and team party yesterday. I’m happy to say that my ankle is recovering from my son Tim’s 100mph fastball.
After the scrimmage we were concerned about having enough players for Thursday and Saturday.
It’s still close and I’m working on getting confirmation from one family, but I think we’ll be good for our big Thursday game. Jesper Selverda will be coming up from the Minors to help us out. We will have opportunities for pitchers!
If we lose on Thursday we play 11am on Saturday and Commissioner Merley will find players for us from the teams lose earlier in the day.
If we win on Thursday we’ll be scrambling to find players for Saturday morning and Commissioner Merley will help us with that.
The player positions web page has the latest summary of who we think will be available on each day.
So we expect to have some fun opportunities for our Bees players on Thursday and Saturday. On Saturday Free Davanni's pizza and drinks will be available for lunch, courtesy of HGRA Baseball.
I think we can be considered underdogs, so everyone should aim to have fun and not worry about making mistakes. In other words, swing and go for the ball!
... HGRA Fall Baseball is on deck. The league is open to anyone with a date of birth between 9-1-96 and 8-31-00. We start on Sept. 13, at 1:00 and will play every Sunday at that time until the weather stops us. If we get enough players, a team might get to play a double header or two.
There are no practices - just games on Sundays. All games are at the Homecroft School fields on Edgcumbe and Sheridan Rd.
Starting Thursday, July 23, you can register online for Fall Ball. Just follow the directions listed on our home page. Then show up at Homecroft on Sept. 13 at 1:00 ready to play...
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I think we'll be good for our scrimmage and party, but do bring warm clothing (long sleeved shirts, a rain jacket) and be ready to get muddy (a towel might be a good idea too!).
Sunday, July 19, 2009
We might yet surprise the Seals, but if we don't then we'll play Saturday 7/25 11am at Homecroft East (see the brackets for what happens if we win!). If we win that game we play again at 1:15pm. We expect to have pizza and drinks for the 11:30 - 12:30 time frame on Saturday, and a portable bathroom will be available.
Friday, July 17, 2009
So we're going to rotate our pitchers quite a bit during our scrimmage Tuesday, giving our relief pitchers some starting experience.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Tuesday practice is our team party. Coach Paul will bring beverages, coach John will bring ice cream sandwiches, and coach Marty will bring something solid. For the Bees v. Parents scrimmage the big team will bat 'opposites'.
Thur is our first playoff game. Check the official web site for location, we'll also have that information at practice. We play our final games Saturday morning (25th).
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Since every team plays at least one game in the tournament on Saturday, July 26, you should just bring your equipment to the fence where you enter the west Homecroft field (by the cul-de-sac) when you are through playing on that day.
The losing team at Highland should drive their gear to the drop off point.
Please take a few moments to empty the bags of any old line-up cards, water bottles or other garbage that might have collected, and try to dump the dirt out if possible.
Also, when returning the equipment, please point out any defective items.
If your last game is rained out, please deliver your equipment to me at the Hillcrest Rec Center storage area between 6:30-7:00. Just walk down the service drive and look to your left for an open door in the corner.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Thursday, July 09, 2009
Last week we lost a squeaker with the 3rd place Spiders. Tonight we decisively beat the Redhawks who were previously tied for 2nd place.
We are competitive with any team in the HGRA Majors. That means on any night we will put up a good fight and we can certainly win.
We did well just about everywhere. I'm impressed with Oscar's fielding readiness and his keen attitude. Tim did very well catching, hitting and pitching -- he saved the game for us in the 5th, allowing only 1 run and making the game ending out on a hard bounce and a smooth toss to Ben.
Ben excelled at pitching, fielding and hitting. Matthew played his very first game in the Majors and was one of our best fielders -- and had a lovely double.
We all did well at bat - nice hit Lucas!
The Hawks and we were equally matched at bat. They were stronger in the field. We won because we had strong pitching performances from John, Ben and Tim.
When we're at full strength we have a large number of pitchers. That will really make a difference in our championship games when most teams run out of pitchers. If we keep our numbers up we may surprise several teams over the next two weeks. I know we shocked the Hawks tonight.
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Monday, July 06, 2009
We have to move things around a bit due to schedule conflicts.
Our end of season party will be at our last practice. We’ll start with a scrimmage between Family/Friends and Bees. This will be an unofficial event in place of the practice.
Coaches will bring treats for after the scrimmage.
Coach Paul is putting things together!