Jack and Ben played their third season together as part of the Falcons. They played in a very competitive U-11 A Division. The season started out with an awesome pre-season tournament championship. For the regular season the boys finished first in their Division with a record of 16-4. They then went on to be the runner-up for the State title. And then they played in a local tournament, went undefeated until the finals, but then lost to a tough team.
All in all, I couldn't be more proud of my boys. They are not perfect. They make errors, miss catches, strike out looking on occasion. But they are team players, have good attitudes, are respectful, try their hardest and support each other as brothers and teammates.
I eventually went through a season of pictures to see what I had. I was so pleased to see that I have this series of photos of my boys....as teammates. My favorite picture (and likely my favorite moment of the season) is the first below.
Ben had a great hitting year. Early in the season he hit a bomb to the outfield. He ran around the bases for his first ever home run.....to his brother, best friend and remaining teammates there to congratulate him. It was a proud moment in so many ways. Seeing Jack's expression afterwards in the photos just warmed my heart. This photo will go down as one of my all-time favorites.
Here are the other photos:
I believe this one was just luck. But the same knee up, same positioning of the glove.....
No doubt Jack watching a runner on second and contemplating the pick-off with Ben getting ready to move to the base.