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, June 10, 2008

Andrew's hot weekend

Having lost a game, tied a game, and won a game on Saturday, the Titans returned Sunday 10am to play the number 1 seed (and tournament host) West Bloomfield/North Farmington. And they won!!!! So after the strawberry social at Church I dashed off the Farmington Hills to see the Championship game.

When I arrived it was 3-1 Titans. The other team tied it up and then Andrew hit a great single to drive in a go-ahead RBI. After stealing second and third he was driven in to go up 2.

But in the fifth - a few good hits on the other team's part, and fielding errors on ours allowed them to catch up again.

In the sixth we went out 1,2,3. Then on a fielders error they got a man on base, who stole second and third, and was hit home to walk off with a victory. The boys were really bummed! They got medals, and were told by finished second in this sanctioned tournament they qualified for a national tournament in Florida, California, South Carolina, or Vegas! (the heat all weekend -over 90- might have prepared us to play in the desert). But this team was only put together in the USSSA tournaments to get ready for the Little League district tournament in July.

Unfortunately, for the Little League tournament they cannot carry as many players as the fed ball team, so there will be changes. Andrew has his heart set on playing on the new team, but more than experience, skill, sportsmanship, and heart go into the choices - unfortunately. But we still hope with him he will make the new team. We will know in the next week or so.