Mid-MO Grand Slam Tournament – 6th place finish

Updated 6/18/2006 3:30 pm
We got back home this afternoon around 1:00 pm – the Dawgs lost their 8:00 am game this morning sending the team packing. First time in long time where they didn’t have a decent showing in a tournament.

Everybody looked exhausted – and most only managed a few hours sleep last night. Tuesday the Dawgs will taken on Nightmare – 2005 State Champs. Thursday begins the State tournament in Joplin, Missouri. Then a final double header Tuesday the 27th closes out the Mud Dawgs season. Several of us have already been asking about a fall league, but secretly, I’m hoping for a few weeks off – shhhh! I’m not sure of the exact count, but it’s something like 50 games over the last 3 months.

I’ll try to get the pictures posted by Tuesday. Look for them in the Mud Dawg section of the gallery.

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Updated 6/18/2006 6:30 am
Well we managed to get home and to bed last night about 12:30 am. Turns out after losing to the St. Louis Falcons last night we’re 5th seed in the tornament, so we’re back at it this moring with an 8:00 am start. Sam’s doing pretty well for a kid who didn’t yet get enough sleep. Sure that’s true for the entire team – hopefully they can all pick up a few extra Z’s on their way to the ball park this moring.

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Updated 6/17/2006 8:00 pm
Well the Dawgs pulled off their 2:00pm game this afternoon, winning 8-7 against the St. Louis Panthers; despite a hour rain delay. It was a pretty good game for both sides, but an amazing play in the bottom of the 7th 6th stopped the Panthers dead in their tracks. It’s worth a post of its own, so you’ll have to wait for later. Lets just say I’m one proud papa!

A 10:00 pm start time tonight for game 3 – and there’s more rain in the forecast.

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06/17/2006 8:30 am Back to tournament play last night as the Mud Dawgs took on Wildwood Blaze. The Dawgs were playing well, scoring two in the first and winning 6-2. Jake did a great job pitching for us, while Jordan (2nd) and James (catcher) managed to catch two sleeping runners at 2nd. And just for grins the Dawgs threw in a double play that rivialed pro ballers; way to go Kyle, Jake, and Skyler – now that’s Mud Dawg Baseball!

Two games Saturday, 2:00 pm and 10:00 pm – it’ll be a long night.

Pictures from the game.

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