My son had his seventh game of the fall season on Thursday night. The temperature was in the high 50s (cold for some Texans), and my son was adamant that he didn't need to wear long-sleeves under his baseball jersey.
My last blog entry was on how we were concerned with his batting (you can read the entry HERE). My wife and I, however, noticed that the reason why my son wasn't batting was maybe because he hasn't been practicing with a kid-pitcher during practice. In other words, he expects a good pitch, like those of his coach, and if he doesn't see one close to being a good pitch he isn't swinging. He'd rather take the walk.
Granted, at this level in little league, the kid pitchers are not as developed and do throw outside the box. Nonetheless, my son's performance was was great.
His stats, so far:
Game 1: AB: 3 H: 1 R: 1 BB: 2 RBI: 1 SB: 2 (Against the Orioles)
Game 2: AB: 2 H: 0 R: 1 BB: 1 RBI: 0 SB: 3 (Against the Giants)
Game 3: AB: 3 H: 0 R: 0 BB: 0 RBI: 0 SB: 0 (Against the Orioles)
Game 4: AB: 3 H: 0 R: 1 BB: 2 RBI: 0 SB: 4 (Against the Giants)
Game 5: AB: 2 H: 0 R: 1 BB: 1 RBI: 0 SB: 1 (Against the Yankees)
Game 6: AB: 2 H: 0 R: 0 BB: 1 RBI: 0 SB: 0 (Against the Red Sox)
Game 7: AB: 2 H: 0 R: 2 BB: 2 RBI: 1 SB: 3 (Against the Yankees)
Total: AB: 17 H: 1 R: 6 BB: 9 RBI: 2 SB: 13
Photo taken on November 7, 2013 using the iPhone 5S.