Mariner pitching and catching looked good. Defense was showing the signs of practice. Hitting came around in late innings with staying back on some slow pitching. Base running was on target and getting better. Next week we are playing the Virginia Select and will ge a good challenge going into the tournaments for October. Preparation meets competition.
The first Double Header at Suffolk was successful with pitching, catching and hitting in good order. 6 pitchers showed up to throw strikes and hold runners on. 5 catchers worked behind the dish and threw out 2 stealing at second and shut down the running game. Hitting came around well and 4 triples were hit with numerous others on base. First time Kids Pitch for most and they adjusted well. Next Sunday we are going to Williamsburg at early hours. The GPS address and times are posted on the website. Always be an hour early to game times. When tournaments start they can start games 45min early.
Sunday 9/28. DH with Williamsburg Revolution. Our fields are at the Warhill Sports Complex, 5700 Warhill Trail. When you arrive you'll see quite a few fields, we'll be either Field 1 or Field 3 (Brian will update that week or sooner.) Fields #s are marked on each backstop.I think Brian mentioned to Chuck that we only have the fields in the morning (Buddy Ball tourney in the afternoon) so we propose a 9am start (play 6 innings or 90 minutes, whichever comes first) take bathroom/ snack break, then start game 2 at 11 am. Our team will probably bring snacks only and eat lunch after our scrimmages.Both dugouts are covered so tents for the players isn't necessary. The bleachers are not covered but there is modest shade - I would still bring tents for families just to be sure.Restrooms will be available. I'm not sure if our concession stand will be open for the Buddy ball tourney beginning at 1pm, but even if it is I doubt it will be running by 9amso again, I recommend families bring snacks and drinks.