The competition is getting tougher and tougher with each day! There are only a few days left in the Nevada District 1 Little League All Star Tournament!!
Day six is in the books… the competition is escalating with each round… tonight I saw something I’ve never seen on the little league fields (this is our ninth year doing Little League All Star Tournaments in Northern Nevada… so I’ve seen a few games along the way…)
This shortstop backhands the ball, which I’ve seen countless times… but without hesitation he swings his left arm (with ball in glove) back toward second base and lets it fly back to the second baseman who was in position to record the out… very impressive young man… and with no effort whatsoever! 🙂 It doesn’t show as well in stills but I have the entire series if you want to take a look in the RALL gallery… Here is the backhand and the ball on it’s way to the second baseman.
We’re all feeling time flying ever faster it seems on a daily basis… I cannot believe that we’re now through day five of the Nevada District 1 Little League All Star Tournament! Just four more days to go for the 10’s and 11’s and five for the 12’s (the Juniors start July 6th).
I’m going with the intensity award for the day… I get to see this a lot in my photos, the faces athletes make… I always tease them when they have a great expression, “… if you don’t want it to show in the photos, don’t make that face!” 🙂 So the rest of you fellas, don’t tease because of the facial expressions, you might be next! 🙂
The toughest day is in the books! 13 games spread across four time slots… the weekend is always the toughest of the tournament! Today saw a strange but welcome mix of weather, some clouds and a touch of rain visited today and cooled things down a bit… well at least for the ambient temperature… there were a couple of games today that were quite intense! Some close battles for sure!