So they day started off with only 5 u12 players arriving for the game in helderberg… A quick chat with u10 coach David Beukes got us enough for a starting line up and a bench. Thanks must go to the u10 parents that stayed to support and let there kids play some real baseball. Most of the kids got to face real pitching for the first time in a game so it was awesome to see the excitement in there eyes.

Kolbe started on the hill for the macaws and got us back into the dug out after giving up a few walks and striking out 2 batters. With our normal catcher not around we had to go to Talun who is our third base usually and he struggled to hold into the 3rd strike, giving pirates easy passes onto base. A change in pitching and catching saw the macaws settle down and finish the game in style. U10 SS zeake Sellars did a sterling job In relief and getting us the win vs pirates.

Kolbe impressed at catcher during his stint and had a great play to end the game with pirates threatening to win the game in the last inning with 2 down and the macaws up 9-8 with runners on 1st and 2nd, pirates tried a double steal to get runners into scoring position but it back fired on them as zeake threw a perfect strike and caleb bell caught and fired the ball to smiley on third base for the tag out and ball game. Well done and Thank you to Dawie for helping me out with some great U10s for the win.