What a series for the Mariners, 2 no hitters a 7-0 come back win and then the big let down with the no bats game in the Major AAA series. Regardless, the Mariners moved up in standings from last years losers bracket win to the #1 seed going into the Majors bracket. We went from scorching hot to cold as ice. That's baseball, and why it's never over until the last pitch.
It was a great bonding moment for the players and parents. Putting aside the last game and the poor system of placement it was a fantastic time for all. Morehead City is a great area to do most anything. Golfin Dolphin, Beach, Fishing, Pools, Restruants, Shopping, Sun, you name it. What a year for the Virginia Mariners.
Now to 11U, stay tuned. Thanks to Shayne Seffernick for coming down from Northern Virginia to help out and contribute to the cause. See you soon.
Working on preparation for the Morehead City Tournament, make sure you have a place to stay. Thursday night will be practice; 2 games Friday starting around 9am; 1 game Saturday and enjoy the area. Sunday finals. We will have a great time!!!
Wednesday July 6 Wood Bat scrimmage with the Blue Claws.
Victory Cup Tournament USSSA in Hampton did not work out. I am looking in Richmond, Fredricksburg, Chesapeake and Petersburg presently. Possible, Roanoke Rapids and Rocky Mount if available. We'll get one lined up, just trying to get a Tournament that will make.
Exciting weekend of baseball in one of the states most competitive groups with Triple Crown. With a plan on Saturday to win what we could and be ready for Sunday's games it was definely exciting. Hanover was good as we saw and we jumped on them quick. 7 runs up and in the Drivers seat....so we thought. Here they came back, with our errors and lack of followup and of course a couple of bad calls the loss 12-11 was a big one. Richmond Spiders were also, a challenge and shut us down well in the 2nd games.
Sunday was different. Baseball is about adversity and how well you can bounce back. Do you lay down or rise to the occassion. The Tidewater Drillers, a very good team, new that we had played them well in the past. And our boys were motivated after the whipping on Saturday to do some damage. Our whole lineup contributed, it was a thing of beauty....Proud can't describe the feelings we all had with the victory.
The Richmond Spiders, again another quality team that had proven to us that we had to play to win on Saturday. The boys again rose to the occassion. 13-7 win, spreading the Mariner Pride to another team.
The Venom...State #1 was tough too, we had left it all on the field and some in the previous games. The Venom's #2 put 2 Homeruns out, 1 being a Grand Slam, said it was their day. Hats off to them, but they know another day may be different.
This weekend is about here. Triple Crown has us scheduled at 8am on Saturday and 12 noon. Field 3 then Field 4 at York County Complex. We play Hanover and the Spiders. All teams in this tournament are 1st class in the state. Make sure your players are getting enough rest on Friday night....early is early! Also, rain could be an issue, so prepare.
Games on Saturday are Pool Play and determines Sunday game times and Fields.
Make sure you have approved roster information from Triple Crown. If you have not given me or Dave a copy of birth certificate, have it with you on Saturday. We have to have a hard copy available...If these are not taken care of your player is not elgible.