Originally Posted by RANDY IN CHAR NC
Thanks for all the nice words. He has worked very hard and has become a really good player. We played at the Ripken Baseball Experience in Myrtle Beach this weekend. Just got home. What a wonderful facility! The kids had a blast. Field turf fields that are all replica's of former big league ball parks. Our team lost in the semi-finals in extra innings, 7-6. To get to the semi-finals, we had to win our last pool play game, this morning at 9:00am. Matt got the call on the mound and pitched a one hitter against a team from the Northern Part of North Carolina, close to Rocky Mount. I was real happy with his performance.
With this tournament, baseball is over for the season. We started in late January. We will continue to work on the side and basketball tryouts are next Sunday. We stay busy, but I love every minute.
One of my friends worked for Ripken Academy this summer in Baltimore. They definitely have some nice facilities all over the place. I went up there for a visit and checked that one out, very nice. The main field in Baltimore was a replica of Camden, the factory in right field was a dormatory for all the players. Pretty sweet stuff.