My fearless and furious Rebels battled it out last weekend in one of my favorite tournaments. The Toys for Tots tournament is designed as a 'Free' tournament. Instead of each team paying $500 for the rights to play, they ask that each player bring in a new unwrapped toy. Umpires volunteer, fields are donated, and trophies are donated. The league rents a POD trailer and they try to fill it with toys by the end of the 3 day tournament. Awesome right?
The Rebels went in with a winning attitude as always, but hit a few bumps the first 2 games. Basically they played like the Bad News Bears. Like it was the first time they had ever seen a baseball. Jake is a perfectionist so you can imagine his mood those two nights. They were in serious danger of being eliminated from this tournament, but managed to pull it together and make it to Championship game!
They versed the Salt Lake Blast which is a team we scrimmage with a few times a year because they usually beat us and we like the challenge. They played like rock stars. Very few errors were made. Jake pitched the last 3 innings and his curve ball was seriously 'sick' as Wade calls it. He held them to 1 RBI to win the game. This is a quick video of their celebration after Jake throws the last pitch which resulted in a pop up caught by a teammate.
It was also our first games in October which is Breast Cancer Awareness month. We always bulk up on the pink during this month because one of our team Grandma's is in remission. The boys look forward to it, and love all the compliments they get from the other teams on how good they look with their pink gear on!
Rebels rock! Proud of you Jake. Maybe next time I'll un-bury my head from my blanket and try to watch you pitch. I just get so nervous for you!