Ever since Seth was old enough to hold one, he has been throwing the ball like a pro. We were able to toss a baseball to him by the time he was 3, and he could hit it with a bat. My son is naturally athletic and naturally talented at alot of things. But baseball is by far, his expertise. He is not even 8 years old yet, and even his coaches will take their glove off and shake their hand after catching a throw from Seth. It always makes us laugh when he gets up to bat and the other team's coach will tell the kids to back up.
We started t-ball back when he was 5 and his coach was instantly enamoured. He would tell us how talented Seth was and how he couldn't believe how great he was at such a young age. Needless to say, we were on the same team the following year. This year, we have moved up to coach pitch and of course, we are with the same coach/team. We wouldn't go anywhere else. Besides, the coach told us if we didn't stick with tri-cities baseball because we moved to North Fort Worth, he would hire a driver just to get Seth to and from practices. We stuck with tri-cities of course.
Coach pitch is much more exciting than t-ball. It's awesome. This year we are with basically the same exact team as two years ago(it alternates every other year with the kids who move up and those who stay behind) and our boys have gotten even better than they were. Seth is hitting like a pro and he is an expert fielder. Ok, so he isn't fielding like a major leaguer, but for his age group, he is pretty dang good!
This weekend we had a game, and while our team couldn't quite catch the other team and we lost our game, we played so well! Seth made 7 outs during the game! One ball he caught at short stop and ran across 2nd base and the other 6 were outs he made while playing 1st. I am so proud of him!! He got the game ball. By the time we graduate from high school, I think we may have to purchase a special shelf just for all his games balls. He is the most amazing kid and I love him.