The 2014 Baseball season has gotten off to a great start for Cameron and his New Hope 7u teammates. We played our first game earlier this week and won by a landslide.
I like to get Cameron outside and practice with him a lot. Unfortunately, with the construction of our new house our one on one practice time was limited this year. Don’t get me wrong we did get out and practice but not as much as I would have liked to. this is Cameron’s first year in real baseball. The past three years he has played t-ball and to be honest I was a little worried about how he would handle if he got out. I had a talk with him in the truck before the game and explained to him no matter the situation to hold his head up and hustle back to the dugout.
Cameron’s first at bat in a real baseball game is one that I will always remember. I was coaching third base and watched Cameron slowly walk to the home plate. I shouted to him to keep his eye on the ball and swing hard. The first pitch was a clean strike but his swing was beautiful. The second pitch was another clean strike but again his swing looked great and his bat speed was impressive. My heart raced when Cameron foul tipped the third pitch. He was down early with 2 strikes and a foul tip. On the fourth pitch Cameron connected with a hard line drive to right center field. The ball bounced three times before it hit the fence.
It was a very proud moment for me and I know Cameron was beaming when he rounded second and I was yelling for him to go home. His first at bat in Baseball resulted in a home run! His next two at bats went great as well. If I recall correctly he had a single and a double.
On defense it was a slow night. Cameron played second base and didn’t have any balls hit his way. He did a great job covering the base when needed.
If you have read my previous blogs you know that I am very proud of my boys. We were all proud of Cameron and I made sure he knew that. Carter was proud of his brother too. The day after the game it was favorite t-shirt day at Carter’s school. He wore his favorite shirt that says “I am on my Brothers team” and has a baseball. When Carter put his shirt on he said to me that his brother played baseball and he wants to play just like him when he gets bigger.
I can’t wait to see what the rest of the season holds for Cameron!