Thanks to everyone that made it out to the field last night. Glad that the rain held off as long as it did so that we could play at least one game – then the deluge!
For the history books, the scores were:
Game #1 – St James 17 – Fauquier Comm Child Care 0
Game #2 – Called due to lightning / rain (although St James was ahead at the time :)
This means that for the first time in several years, St James Episcopal Church ended the season with a WINNING RECORD (3-2) – CONGRATS – You are part of the history books!
We were so happy to see some additional new faces join us for last night’s games! Hailey Place, Maddie Carter, and Joe Irvin all had big hits for us and kept our team moving on the bases. How about those slides into second by Sam Borgstrom and Brittany Cooper (including taking the shortstop out of that play)? That’s dedicated! And a second home run of the season for Jason Cooper – imagine how many he might get with a full season of play?
Your defense made the job for our pitching staff of Mike Lillard and myself easy, keeping most batters to one base at most. We even had back-to-back innings of 3 pitches / 3 outs before we had to call the games due to the weather. Wonder how many more innings we could have kept that streak alive if the lightning and rain hadn’t showed up?
Plenty of hits and runs from all corners of our roster – glad to see those bats come alive for so many of our players, even if it was at the end of the season.
Alas, our brief season is coming to a close, as we could not get enough players committed to games on Sunday afternoon due to vacations, injuries, and other commitments. We can see that the commitment is renewed from our group and others to work on a fledgling ‘league’ for next summer that would allow us a few more games. More information to follow on that next spring.
Thank you to everyone who joined us on the field this season as well as those that watched us play – we had more than 30 players between our few double headers which was quite a feat! I’m going to miss thanking a few of you since there were so many, but know that we valued the play, sportsmanship, and fellowship from each and every one of you for the few games we had!
Special thanks to the field crew (Brett Nungesser, Eric Cox, Dorothy Smith, Jeff Loving, Zach and Nate Borgstrom, and others missed) who helped prepare the field, set up bases, and pick them back up again each night!
Coy Ferrell – thanks for the pictures and getting only our ‘good sides’ for Facebook and Instagram!
Can’t forget faithful scorekeeper Sabrina Borgstrom, who has been keeping score for us for several years!
And to my lovely co-captain / co-coach / co-everything Debbi Borgstrom – thanks for keeping us on track and sane this season!
Players – rest up and enjoy the rest of your summer!
PS – Spring Training starts in 192 days!