I am proud of my club baseball team in Santa Monica. We are the Santa Monica Arsenal 12 team. My favorite position is catcher and I am the best on my team. We have 5 coaches that either play in the major or minor leauges. In December of 2013 we went to a two day competition in Chino Hills. The park is huge and has 7 recreations of major league fields just scaled down. It was very cool.
The first day was the qualifing round and we made silver league which was expected from a 12 year old team who weren't on steroids. The next day were the eliminations and we won the first game and I got two pickoffs at third. We also won the second game but I sat out so if we won I could play in the championship. We mercied the team (ahead by 16 runs) and we were going to the championship.
In the championship, we were playing the team that we beat in the qualifing round. I was put at catcher and then we started. I had a pickoff at third in the first inning and they scored nothing. We scored one run and I got a hit. The next inning they scored twice and we scored once. In the second inning I got a pickoff at second to end the inning and they scored none and neither did we.
The next inning I got another pickoff at second to end a scoreless inning. We got two runs that inning and I got a hit. The next inning I got another pickoff at second to again, end a scoreless inning. We scored three runs that inning I got no pickoffs the last inning but they never sent anyone else to steal so that's pretty good and we won the championship.
Nobody expected that we would win. The age team had never won that champion ever before and we were the first. The team got a huge trophy and we each got an individual medal. Everyone was so happy but I was the most happy because I had just gotten four pickoffs in one game and seven in the entire tournament. But all and all, it was a pretty good use of a weekend.