Hayes always taps the plate with his bat before he gets ready to hit. I don't know who he saw do this but he does it every time.
At his last game he had some really great hits. He hit off the pitcher every time (which was not Lance because he was out of town for Hayes's first and last game of the season!). One of his hits went all the way to the fence.
Heading to third base!
He played second base, short stop, and first base (I think in this game). One time we asked him what his favorite position to play was and he said "hitting".
Sam's last game was so much fun to watch. It was the first game this season where they went back and forth with the team they were playing and it came down to the very last second. Unfortunately they lost in that nail biter but it was fun. Sam played really well and had some great hits.
Before the game even started these two little cuties were playing on the field next to ours. They were so cute and entertained themselves the whole time. They were laughing so hard while putting dirt in this baseball cap.
Sam batted great once again this game. His first hit was a pop up to the pitcher but the rest of the game he got on base.
Running through first base...
When we first got to the field we ran in to one of Sam's friends from class. She is hilarious! Once she saw that Sam was there, she left her brother's game (that was about four fields away) and came down to watch Sam play. She stayed at his field for his whole game. If she wasn't some where he could find her when he was in the dugout, he would come out to us and ask where she was. It was cracking us up.
We are looking forward to a little break from baseball for a while and enjoying some winter sports. Hayes asks every day when he gets to play baseball again. He can.not.wait! Sam is looking forward to no baseball for a while. We will see what he decides to do in the spring. Right now our plan is for him to play soccer in the spring and take a break from baseball. When we told him he wasn't going to play baseball in the spring, all of a sudden he started playing baseball much better. So it makes it so hard to say we are going to take a break...but I think that is going to be for the best.