Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend at Creekside

Marsha's friend Sherry and her son Jack came over and went to Creekside for the day. Perfect day for getting in the creek. Very warm Saturday in Gahanna.

Game #4 Red Sox vs Blue Jays

The Red Sox got off to a fast start as Griffin led off the bottom of the first with a Home Run to right center field. They built a 6-0 lead after 2 innings, but could not hold on as the Blue Jays came back to win 9-7. The Red Sox fall to 2-2. Next game against the Diamondbacks.

Game #12 Central Ohio Saints vs Westerville Warhawks Silver

First home game of the season for the Saints at the St Matthew field. Westerville Warhawks Silver visits. The game got off to a bad start as the Saints defense gave extra outs again and found themselves in a 7-0 hole. This time they could not climb out and lost 13-3. Cameron went 2 for 3 to raise his batting average to .433. Next game on Wed June 3rd at home against the Pickerington White Tigers.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Cameron's Stats After 11 Games

AB 27
Hits 11
2B 2
3B 1
BB 1
RBI 11
Runs 2
K's 4
SB 5
AVG .407
OB% .429
SLG .556
OPS .984

I'd put pitching down but those stats did not help him last year. See what somebody is missing?? We are not missing HEY HEY HEY! every pitch, so that is nice.

Game #11 Central Ohio Saints @ Pickerington White Tigers

What a game! The Saints were down early, trailing 9-0 after 2. They chipped away and started to string together some hits. Good base running along with some key hits helped them climb back in it. Down by 6 going into the top of the 6th, we scored 4 and had runners on 2nd and 3rd with 2 outs. Scott hit a shot, with speedy Evan scoring from 3rd but our luck ran out with a perfect throw that got Peter at home to end the inning, leaving us one run shy of tying it up. Saints fall 16-15 but they looked so much better and made it very exciting. Cameron had a fabulous night at the plate, going 3-4. He hit a double to left, a triple to right center and a single down the 3rd base line. Griffin had a game too so unfortunately he and Jim were not in attendance. I had to keep the book so only got a few pics of the final team huddle. Next up, the Westerville Warhawks Silver Thursday night at home.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Game #10 Central Ohio Saints @ Licking County Cardinals

Saints left their bats back in the 614 area code. one bad inning in the field and no hitting (only 5 hits) led to an 11-1 defeat. Next game Wednesday @ Pickeriington against the White Tigers

Game #10 St Matthew vs Northern Stallions

With the division decided the day before, the Mustangs played out the string on Monday, looking to have fun and to go out with a win. At Matthew had some timely hitting and built a 9-4 lead going into the 6th. Scott retired the first two batters and then Tom brought in Patrick (Stewie) to get the last out and give him a chance to pitch for the first time. He proceeded to walk the bases loaded, give Tom hear failure, and then struck out the next guy to end the game. Great season Mustangs! 8-2

Game #9 St Matthew @ St Pius

In the game that will decide the division championship, The third time trying to play this game and Mother Nature finally gave us good weather. In a close game (1-1) until the 4th, both defenses played great and pitching was on. St Matthew busted through for 4 runs on a triple and an error alowing Evan Ryan to come all the way around. St Matthew was up 5-2 in the 5th and rolling. All seemed like it was going our way. Then, things changed. The umpire went down with an apparent achillies injury and could not continue. We tried to find another ump and could not. So one of the St Pius parents called the plate, and I called the bases. But when we started back up, it seemed like all of the Mustangs mo was gone. St Pius plated 4 runs in the 6th and won 6-5 to clinch the division championship.

5th Grade Tourney

St Matthew entered a diocese tournament at Sills Park. Tough draw with St Pius first. Only had 9 players to start and then Chad and Bryce had to leave in the 5th inning so Tom put Griffin in to play 3rd. He played well and even fouled off some pitches from kids 3 years older than him. The Mustangs lost 9-8 in 8 innings.

Griffin called up to play with AA Timber Rattlers

Griffin was called up along with his Red Sox teammate Dominic to play with the AA Timber Rattlers. Griff went 0 for 2 with a HBP and the Rattlers won.

Griffin Game #2 Red Sox vs Indians

Did not have the camera for Griff's first game. His Red Sox beat the Rays 15-3. This game was much tighter. They fell to the Indians 8-6 to go to 1-1 on the year. Griffin is having fun with his new teammates.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Central Ohio Saints @ Fairfield Union Falcons

A nice Saturday morning for a game, out in BFE (Thanks you know who! A hole). Saints fell behind early 5-0 but battled back even. The defense bugs continue to haunt the Saints. Give a team 7 outs an inning and you will struggle. Saints fall 15-9.

Finished the St Paul tied first game

St Matthew scored 2 in the top of the 8th and Cameron shut them down in the bottom half to win 9-7. Mustangs stay in first place at 7-1 and have two games remaining if the rain ever goes away.

Royal Manor Choir Musical

Cameron had his 3rd, 4th, 5th grade Choir Musical. Great show put on by the kids.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Game #7 St Matthew vs Northern Stallions 5/10/10

St Matthew made up an earlier rain out against the Northern Stallions. Cameron pitched the first three innings only allowing 3 unearned runs. The Mustangs pulled out an 8-4 win to go to 6-1. Next game the game that will decide the division championship @ St Pius on Thursday.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Game #6 St Matthew at St Agatha 5/7/10

Mustangs back in action. Only had 9 players to take on St Agatha. The Mustangs used a big 1st and 6th inning to win 11-5. Next game on Monday against the Northern Stallions.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Cameron's Stats After 8 Games

AB 18
Hits 8
1B 7
2B 1
Runs 1
AVG .444
SLG .500
OB% .474
OPS .974
K 2
BB 1
SB 4

Game #9 Central Ohio Saints at New Albany Eagles 5/6/10

A much better game for the Saints. The defense still is struggling. Cameron, Joe and Nick pitched great and threw strikes. New Albany plated 4 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning to pull out a 16-15 win. Cameron was 2 for 3 with a walk, stolen base, and 2 RBI (Maybe this should be hidden). Next game for the Saints is 5/15 at Fairfield Union.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Game #5 St Matthew vs St Brigid 5/3/10

Back to Sills Park. Cameron has played against teams from St Brigid 5 times in basketball in the past two years, and once in baseball this year. Still looking for the first win against them. Finally the Mustangs got some timely hitting and great pitching and won 7-3 to run their record to 3-1 and in first place in their division. Next game Friday against St Agatha in UA.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Through 7 Travel Games

Cameron's Stats

AB 15
Hits 6
1B 5
2B 1
Runs 1
AVG .400
OB% .400
SLG .467
OPS .867
K's 2
SB 3

Griffin's First Communion 5/1/10

Saints First Tourney: Battle in the 'Ville 5/1/10

First tournament for the Saints. It was tough sailing the first game with the defense really having trouble. The Saints fell to the Columbus Sharks 19-4.

The second game the Saints scored two in the top of the first and then Cameron was taking a throw from the catcher down at second and the ball tipped off his glove and hit him in the eye. It was pretty bad (is still swollen pretty bad as I type this Sunday night). He was done for the game. The Saints were within two, but again the defense had troubles and the New Albany Eagles pulled away 15-7.

The third game put the Saints up against the Westerville Wildats. I am so proud of Cameron playing this game. His one eye was nearly swollen shut. He had a hit taken away from him by a nice play by the second baseman. Westerville won 8-0. With Griffin's First Communion and the rush when I called Marsha and told her about Cameron, we forgot the camera, so no pics of the tourney. But here is his eye.

Game #5 St Matthew vs St Paul 4/30

Another St Matt's game at Sills Park vs St Paul. A rematch of the first game of the season (that will now be continued in the 8th inning, we have to break the tie we were told). St Matthew led early and St Paul came back late. The tied it in the top of the 6th 3-3. St Matthew had a walk, a hit batter, another walk, and Jesse was hit to drive in the winning run. Mustangs go to 3-1 and play again at Sills Park on Monday.

Game #4 St Matthew vs St Agatha 4/23

Cameron was back on the diamond with his St Matthew team. Great game. The Mustangs broke out the bats (including a HR by Evan Ryan). Cameron had a couple hits and pitched one inning in relief. Mustangs won 11-1 to go to 2-1.