Saturday, May 24, 2008

Parker's 1st Baseball Game!

Out at the ball field to watch Parker play his first game.

Just arrived at the ball field and ready to go!

Organizing the dugout can be a challenge with 12 rowdy six year olds.

Parker's field assignment: 1st base. He was a bit nervous about it.

Ready for his first at bat. He's got a few butterflies.

Gettin' loose before his walk to the plate.

That's strike one.
He connected for a base hit on the next pitch.

On first and waiting to run.

Made it to Second. Ready to run.

Out at third, that's no fun.

On the bench after being thrown out at third. Smiling but not liking it.

When he first got on base, Parker had no urgency and almost jogged from base to base. Seeing his disappointment with getting out, Daddy explained it was more like a race when you run around the bases. That changed the outcome of his next on base experience. He's never backed away from a race and he loves to run!

Parker's 2nd at bat, this time he's determined.

After safely running home and scoring his first run, Parker was all smiles!

Parker being interviewed after his incredible base running.

Good Game. Good Game. Good Game.

Great job Parker. 2 for 2 at bat with 1 run scored.