Play Ball

Play Ball“; these words have been echoing across Texas for the last 3 weeks and this past weekend I finally got some “showable” pictures of my Grandson, Colton, as he played against Ranger, in a tournament in Gorman, north of Goldthwaite.
Being a freshman, Colton will play on both the JV and Varsity baseball teams, and, since Goldthwaite is a Class A high school with less than 150 students in grades 9-12, and, since 5 of the upper class, baseball players are still playing in the State basketball playoffs, Colton is getting a lot of game time.

In the first inning, this past Saturday, a sac fly to right drove in this runner from third.

Colton’s next AB was a “ringing” ground ball, hidden by the catcher, that dribbled fair, up the third base line, that he “legged” out for a hit. At least they all look like line drives in the scorebook!
This clear, bright, sunny Texas day was misleading. The temperature was hovering around 40, with a 25-35 MPH wind blowing out to left. Some fly balls gave us a “circus like” atmosphere. It still looked like everyone was bundled up for a football game.
Goldthwaite won the game 15-2, bringing their record to 2 and1.