Saturday, May 19, 2007

Home Run!!

Yep, you read the title right. Michael had a home run today in his baseball game!! An in-the-park home run.

It was the bottom of the 6th inning. In his league, the rules for the 6th inning are you bat until there are 3 outs or you bat around once. Michael's team was up in the bottom of the 6th and he had been the LAST one to bat in the 5th, so we doubted that we would get around to him again.

But, we did. So, Michael comes up with at least 2 runners on base. His coach pitches the ball to him and crack, he takes a big swing at it. The ball flies in the air over the head of the 2nd baseman and the outfielders (who play about 10 feet behind the infielders). So, they start running after the ball and Michael starts rounding the bases. He rounds 2nd and then 3rd, as the ball starts coming in from the outfield. The other team DOES get the ball back towards home plate but Michael crossed the plate before the ball got there - HOME RUN!!!

He was quite pleased with himself!! And we were quite proud!


Hokie Gal said...

All right - a home run! Congrats!

Lee said...

Congratulations buddy, an in-the-park home run is quite a feat! (Sorry for the slow post, I've been off the internet for a while and am just now starting to do my "blog rounds"!)
If you ever make it to the Toronto area I'll have one of my instructors give you a hitting lesson ... not that you need it :)!