This year was a difficult year for our boys. They only played in a Saturday league, which was nice to not have so many games, but it really showed in their game time performance. They came close in so many tournaments to make it to the championship game, but just fell short. 3rd or 4th was no consolation to these boys. Finally their luck would turn in the Fire Cracker, the one tournament they had never won. They somehow pulled out a big win in the final innings of pool play just to get to the playoffs. In the playoffs they beat the Dingers, the Dirt Dogs and in the championship they beat ReMax Rush 9-6. With one of their pitchers hurt and out of innings, they had some boys really step up and help get them their only Championship of the year.
Although the year was tough, the boys did have some great memories that came along the way. In June they went to Denver for a tournament. Some boys got to enjoy their first major league baseball game, Rockies beat the Astros in a bottom of the ninth come from behind win. They also got to go to Water World and just have a good time.
In July, we all headed to Chino, California for the final tournament of the year. The ballparks were mini replicas of some of the Major League fields. It was a fun tournament, even if the umps didn't know a strike from a ball or if runners were safe or out at any freakin' base. All the boys had fun going to Universal Studios, Disneyland, the beach, and of course all the time we spent together as a team family just hanging out at the pool. We didn't come away with a championship(no thanks to great officiating), but we did come away with fun memories. We ended the season with a 36-14-1 record.