Monday, April 11, 2016

Opening Day at Cove Creek (4.9.16)

Image:  Clear but chilly Opening Day at Cove Creek (4.9.16)

An unseasonable cold streak made for the chilliest Opening Day ceremonies on Saturday (4.9.16) I can recall in the twelve years my family has been playing ball at Cove Creek. Despite the un-baseball-like weather, it's baseball season again.  I am coaching the Major League Pirates (my son Isaiah's 11-12 year old team) again this year, as we attempt to defend our 2015 tournament championship. The Pirates had a bye on Saturday but get down to business with two games this week. Joseph is playing on the Cove Creek Minor League Rangers, who got off to a strong start with a 16-1 Saturday win over the Mets.  My son Sam, meanwhile, was playing for his high school team on Saturday in a tournament at the Bing Crosby field in Front Royal, Virginia, where they lost their first game by a run and then won the next game by a run.  Sam pitched a complete game in the win and was named to the all-tournament team. OK, I'm a proud Dad.

Here are a few pics from CC:

Image:  Cove Creek League Commissioner John Grisham leads the opening ceremonies.

Image:  Pirates goofing off.

Image; Isaiah poses for a batting photo.

Image:  Joseph hurled two relief innings in the Rangers' opening win.

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