The Virginia Mariners will be playing in there last tournament of the fall this weekend. The games will be at York County Complex. Saturday and Sunday, this is the Nations Open State Tournament and will be our last games until our Winter Camp in January 2015.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A MEMBER OF THE VIRGINIA MARINERS ORGANIZATION, CALL CHRIS AT 757-342-7823 TO GET INFORMATION ABOUT OUR WINTER CAMP; JANUARY 11, 2015. 8 SUNDAYS OF INTENSE BASBALL TRAINING: FUNDAMENTAL PITCHING, FIELDING AND HITTING AS WELL AS CONDITIONING. WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOME 9U PLAYERS FOR OUR TOURNAMENT TEAM.
WOW, what a weekend of games. Saturday, we had some fun with everyone playing different positions and getting pitching ready for Sunday. Ty has shown his consistency with throwing strikes getting us to Sunday's as is Jay pitching a great game getting the win on Sunday's semi final. It was a group of teams that were very close in abilities and talent, this becomes strategy in work Saturday for Sunday and having all pitching ready, we accompolished this and were positioned on Sunday with the bracket needed to be able to win and move to the Championship Game. With Ty in command of the Breakers and with defense backing him up we were able to turn that into a stepping stone to the Virginia Select with Jay working counts and thowing strikes we were able to win the semi finals. Then, Cayden pitched in the finals against the Drillers, which he showed on Saturday he could throw a fast ball past them. That final game was a thriller, until the umpire took it away from us with 2 terrible calls back to back and the fiasco it led too. What a mess, Liam made a great play at the plate and was laying on the base runner, after an interference play not called at the plate. Runner was called safe. Poor Cayden was pastionate about the call, with a loud Whhhaaaatttt! and he is ejected, right before his uncle was ejected for talking to another spectator. Then, Cayden was reinstated, in tears, Liam, in tears, thought his dad was going to umpire jail for being a spectator talking to another parent, baseball lives on...I must admitt, I was tossed once for talking to the director on the phone and the umpire overheard me and sent me to the parking lot. Travel ball gives us all kinds of experiences, good and bad. This one was new to me and anyone in the stands. Live and learn.
Nations decided to have the tournament as a 4 game minimum. Sunday games will be at Hunnington Park in Newport News. Back Field; 10am vs Screaming Eagles and Back Field 2p vs Hampton Roads Hurricanes. If we are in the finals they will be held at 4pm.
Saturday Schedule CHANGED is York County Complex Field 1. 11a and 1pm Field 1....Remember that the games can start 45min early.