Softball Update! All Star Game & Home Run Derby!

Yesterday was the end of the regular season for Alexis’ Mets softball team. I believe their final record was 9-7. The playoffs start on July 8th… but we’ll be in Myrtle Beach, so the team will have to carry on without her…

Anyway… today was the All Star Game. Alexis was voted onto the team by her peers. I know she’s my kid and I’m biased, but she’s a hell of a short stop!

Alexis at short stop

She turned multiple double plays during the season… I wanna say like 8! Today it was a bit quieter at her position, as the all star teams are comprised of a lot of sluggers…

Oh yeah… Alexis is one of those too!

Alexis Batting

Although I think she flied out on this one…

She did truck it home at one point… And when I say, “Truck it home,” I mean she’s slow… that’s why she has to be a power hitter…

Alexis heading home

… but there she is running away!

And as is normal with the all star game, sometimes the girls have to play in positions not familiar to them so everyone gets to play… Alexis got to play catcher!

Alexis catching

Alexis’ American League team destroyed the National League 34-11…

Then we moved on to the Home Run Derby…. I was told to photograph their coach sort of half assin’ it at catcher for the derby… So here he is, catching for his daughter…

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Unfortunately, Alexis didn’t fare too well in her first ever Home Run Derby…

In round one, which the video below shows… she was allowed 10 “outs”… Everything she swung at that didn’t clear the fence was an “out.” No home runs…

I feel bad… but think her nerves got the best of her…

Round two allowed her five “outs” but she continued to struggle…

Oh well… it was all fun… Now we can all focus on vacation next week!

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