This week saw the Eagles tee-ballers take on the Weston Creek Indians in a local derby that lived up to the pre-match hype. Before the game, the coach of the Indians let us know that they were a player short, and as the Eagles had ten players, Benny agreed to play for the Indians. After the game, Coach Chris thanked Benny and he received a round of applause from his teammates. Benny made sure he let them all know that he’s still an Eagle at heart, no matter where he plays.
During the game, the Eagles played some terrific defence, and the kids did much better at playing their positions rather than all racing towards the ball. Lily and Xavier made some great plays in the field, and the hustle award this week goes to Chase who lived up to his name by chasing the ball all over the park with great enthusiasm.
While everyone hit the ball well, the standouts this week were Iorwerth, Levi, Reuben, Charlotte, and Archie who all had terrific hits in each of their plate appearances. Finally, a special mention for ‘Grand Slam’ Cam, who cleared the bases with each of his three homeruns and took home the ‘best on ground’ award for the day.
It was impressive to see the kids learn to hold their positions in the field, and when Coach Chris asked if there were any questions after the game, not one but three players said that ‘we don’t fight over the ball’. While more statements than questions, it still showed that the kids are listening to their Coach and working hard to improve their game.
Go baby birds!