Friday, July 19, 2013

State Tournament Heroics for Myers Park

We sat together on our porches or in the den. Quality time with the family on a Friday night. But there were no board games or movies or even much talking. This time we gave in to staring at our phones, tablets or laptops. And we loved every gut-wrenching minute of it.

That's how you "watch" a ball game at MPTLL in the summer of 2013. At least when you can't be there in person. You sit and stare at Twitter and hit the refresh button every 30 seconds. 

The Myers Park Trinity 11-year-old All-Star team thrilled us all with a 20-15 victory over SW Forsyth in the NC state semifinals, a win that takes them farther than any other MPTLL team in recent memory. They used 8 pitchers and hit 4 HR's - 3 by R.J. Scholtus, 1 by Jack Shaw - in this 3-hour game. Our boys have survived and advanced to the state finals, where they must beat the thorn in our side, Greenville North State, twice this weekend to reach something beyond their wildest dreams. 

Great job by the players and coaches (Scott Warfield, Drew Mansfield and Arthur Morehead). Good luck this weekend. We are a proud league, no matter the final outcome. MP 11's at 11:00 in Forest City. MP 12's at 3:00 at home. Be there on Saturday.

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