Photo of the Day! Some great plays happening out at the park! This one caught my eye early… really great to see a hard charging shortstop (10/11 year old…) going after this ball to make the play and get the out at first! Well done!
The first day is in the books! I have to go with a double Photo of the Day and it goes to the poof of dirt off the catcher’s glove! 🙂
There are some things I always try to get every year, some are harder than others so the quest will always continue… this is one of those things (along with bat on ball, close plays at 2nd and 3rd, etc., etc….) so stay tuned!
The Championships are tomorrow! The 3rd place games will be starting at 10:30, 1:30 and 4:30 on Field 4 and the Championships are at 10:30 (the 10’s and Jrs), 2:00 (11’s) and 5:00 (12’s). Going to be some great baseball!! Good luck to all the teams!
Photo of the Day, Day 10… what looked like something that was going to be a close call ended up being… well, blocked by a leg! 🙂
Down the home stretch… 🙂 Championships are Sunday! Come out and support your team or just come watch some great Little League Baseball!
I know first basemen practice this stretch… but still… his foot is on the side of the bag! 🙂
Photo of the Day, Day 9 goes to the 1st base stretch…
Photo of the Day, Day 8… (Edit… I found another that I have to post!)
Never gotten a shot quite like this so I’m posting a second Photo of the Day! This is the left fielder… had to crop this to show the shadow too… 🙂
Going with the ball squish on the bat! Almost doesn’t look real to me! The Junior Tournament started Wednesday… this was from the Reno American vs. Truckee-North Tahoe (TNT) game yesterday.
The Dust Poof of the Day! 🙂
Photo of the day goes to the dust off the glove of this Washoe catcher! I love these shots!
First burst out of the camera and got this! 🙂
Happy 4th of July everyone, have a safe and happy holiday! See you back out at the ball field on the 5th.
Whew! The longest days of the tournament are behind us!
I just had to use this photo for the day… I love the attempt to avoid the tag!
OK, this story is just too good not to share! I’m in a unique position, I spend a large part of the tournament kneeling in front of the dugouts on all the fields… so I get to hear a lot of what goes on with the kids. Well, on Saturday… as this fella’s running out to bat, someone in the dugout yells, “… I’ll give you 10 bucks if you hit a home run!”… so out he trots to the dish… I believe the other team was making a pitching change so the 3rd base coach was chatting with him and very distinctly (as you can see in the photo…) where he wanted him to drive the ball… 🙂
Up to the plate, thank you very much, I’ll just go yard with that one! … and with a huge smile (you’ll have to look that photo up in the gallery…) the first words he says when he returns from his journey around the bases… “… you owe me 10 bucks!” 🙂
Sorry, got a little behind with Photo of the Day… Friday night’s 7:30 game brought me my photo of the day… This is my 11th year shooting all star tournaments, so I’ve seen a lot of things out here. I wanted to give this fella a shout out for his performance on Friday night.
When you walk up to a field with the 12’s you see a full range of sizes, some kids have hit that growth spurt and others haven’t… but baseball is a sport that doesn’t require a particular physique… at the beginning of the game, you can always kinda hear the hushed chatter of the kids making “impressions” of the pitchers that are warming up… these days a lot of these kids are playing each other in travel ball tournaments so sometimes they know each other…
So… I wanted to give a shout out to Mr. Davis. He’s not 6 foot, 220 lbs. but at the end of the game, he was STILL on the mound for Reno American with the win. Bravo for doing your job!