Our second game of the baseball season was Monday night. I say we like I actually play. I should have said Coopers 2nd game was Monday night. Anyway, it was in jeopardy the whole day since it was a cold and rainy spring-ish Indiana day. Needless to say we got the game in.
The cool part of this story happened the night before. Coop told me he wanted to get a big hit the next game. I told him he could but he would need to work at it. So we took some extra batting practice after playing catch. Then we worked on the hit stick. We worked on keeping his back foot down and driving the ball. After we were done he was pretty tired. I told him he needs to take a couple pitches in the next game. Just let the first two go bye I said. On the third ball, MASH!
Back to Monday night. I was running the pitching machine and Coop stepped into the box. He got in his stance and just froze. Pitch 1, he didn’t even move. Pitch 2, still no movement. We looked at each other, I nodded and he smiled. Pitch 3, scorched down the first base line. He was off. Rounded 1st, ran right thru 2nd. He was 2 strides past 3rd when he got held up. 3rd base coach didn’t let him score! Apparently it’s frowned upon at this level when the ball is in the infield.
Anyway, we went on to win the game and Coop was awarded the game ball!
I’m not sure if I was more proud of his triple of the fact that he put in the extra work to get it. Either way baseball is back! I hope Coop loves this game as much as I do!