This photo was taken in the bottom of the eighth inning (extra innings) of the district championship semifinals. The score before this was 5-5. In this photo, Ben (#2) just hit the game winning, inside the park home run.
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This picture is of one of the many baseball fields I played on this summer. The picture was probably taken at 8:30 or so at night. The reason I like it so much is because all you can see is the field and the players on it. With the lights shining at the field it almost seems that the field is the only thing there. That field became very comfortable for my team, we only lost once on the way to winning the district championship.
Over the summer I played on the Stratham 10 year old all star team. The year before this one we won only one game all year so this year we wanted to win more games. About a week before we really started to play our games we
scrimmaged a team and won 14-1. Then the season began in a warm up tournament to Districts. We didn’t do very good, we only won a game in that tournament. Knowing the district tournament was right around the corner we wanted to pull some upsets with the main upset being beating Dover.
They were the team to beat at the time and we had to play them first. Dover had beat us the week prior due to the mercy rule. To beat them would be a huge upset. The game came we were surprised to be tied 2-2 in the third. From that point on we thought we could win the game. The game went on scoreless until we hit extra innings when dover scored a run to make it 3-2. We never came back to tie it up. We lost 3-2 in the opener.
The next game against Oyster River was not much different than the Dover game except we won in extra inning, 8-7. Next the next game was against the team we had beat 14-1. This time we won 8-1.
Next, was against Seacoast which we won 6-1 to go to the semi-finals against Barrington. We were down two runs in the sixth inning when I was up and it was a full count with the bases loaded and two outs. It was truly do or die.Get out and it’s over. Get a hit and we may tie or win the ball game. I got the hit that very next pitch. Two runs scored to make it 5-5.
In the 8th inning our lead off batter hit the ball down the right field line. The right fieder dove and missed. By the time our hitter was on his way to third the right fielder was getting up to get the ball. His throw home was late, we won 6-5! The next game is the finals.
These games were huge because no team from Stratham has ever won a district title. Since we lost already in the tournament and Dover hadn’t we had to beat them twice.
Now to the games. In game 1 the score was 6-4. The second one was a whole different story. Game 2 was like home run derby with out a home run. The first inning we scored 1 but Dover put 2 on the board to make it 2-1. We rallied with seven hits and 11 runs to make it 12-2 in the second inning. In the top of the third we rallied for five more runs. Even though Dover added 5 runs to the mix, we came right back with four more to top that inning.
In the bottom of the fourth Dover had people on first and third with two outs and us on top 21-10. With the count at 1-2… STRIKE 3! Because we were up by more than 10 after 4 innings, the game was over and we won the district 7 championship!
In yesterday’s game between the Yankees and the Red Sox C.C. Sabathia hit Dustin Pedrioa with a 98 MPH fastball to the leg. If you are a Yankees fan you are probably thinking that is payback for Josh Beckett hitting Derek Jeter and Robinson Cano the night before. But is isn’t deliberate if he threw a 80 MPH curveball as Beckett did, that was just bad control.
David Ortiz only has 13 hits this season. Mike lowell has more hits than him and Ortiz has played 5 more games than Lowell. I think that David Ortiz only has a few more weeks at the most in a Boston uniform. How long do you think Ortiz has left in Boston?
I am on vacation in florida right now. On Sunday I went to the Rays vs Blue Jays game. Of course, as a big Red Sox fan I wanted the Jays to win.
Jose Molina the Jays catcher through out four people trying to steal in the game including Carl Crawford, the stolen base leader last year, twice. Each one was a close call. By throwing out four players, Molina threw out the most players in one game since 2002. The Rays won but Jose was still better than any body else playing.
My next blog is my 20th so I want you the readers of this blog to tell me what I should write about related to sports. Out of these three options.
One person who should be a hall a famer?
1986 World Series: Bill Buckner’s biggest error .
2010 Gold medal men’s hockey game.
Please comment and tell me what you want me to write about.
P.S. Thank You for all your comments.
Last night the Red Sox played the Yankees and won. But that is not what I want to talk about. What I want to talk about is the 5 year old Joshua Sacco giving the “Miracle” speech. The speech is from the movie Miracle On Ice. Herb Brooks said that same speech in the real game as strong as this kid did. Apparently the speech still works because the Red Sox won and USA won gold that game. This kid has been on many TV shows like Ellen’s show to say Herb Brooks speech.