Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 52 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

One more post about baseball....

What a great Saturday we had at Defer baseball fields in Grosse Pointe Park.

In the morning William's Single A team played a great game, winning 18-5. Most Single A games are high scoring with a mercy rule of only going up 4 runs (or 4 more if ahead), but Will's team is beginning to show some defensive prowess, holding the other team scoreless in 3 of the 6 innings. And then on Sunday he team won again 20-5 and Will made a great catch at 2nd and had great hits and was awarded the game ball! On Monday his team played a 3rd game in 3 days and were flat, losing by 4 runs.

Back to Saturday - in the afternoon Sam and Andrew's team played the Devil Rays, the only undefeated team in Double A. We lost to them 6-2 the first game of the season. With the exception of a fluky loss last week to the Rangers, our team (the Giants) are having a great season! The key is that we have great pitching! The Devil Rays have twins, the Martinez brothers, who are the best pitchers and hitter/fielders perhaps in the league. But ours is perhaps as good, and we have 5 kids who can really pitch!

On Saturday we had a great game. Going up 2-0 in the first we held them scoreless until the 4th when they tied it up. Andrew came in with bases loaded retired the final batter. He then pitched the 5, 6, and 7th (yes, extra innings). In the top of the 7th, with bases loaded, Sam hit a single, scoring two runs. We won 4-3. It was a great day!