Sunday, June 3, 2012

Wrapping up Baseball

Tuesday night was the last of Landon's High School Baseball. The Baseball Banquet was at The Old Meeting House and of course it was good food (I am a little prejudice of our excellent cooking staff though). We had Lemon Chicken, Rice Pilaf and Sunshine Carrots served with Green Salad and Rolls. And the players favorite...the Chocolate Fountain. After dinner they presented awards to all the players. From Cottonwood High School Landon received his Athletic Letter for 2012 and a new award from Utah High School Activities Association; Academic All Region Baseball.

Coach Crawford, Ely, Mark, Landon, Tyler & Austin at the Baseball Banquet
A few weeks ago Landon played his last baseball game for Cottonwood High School. It was emotional for all the players but especially the seniors, knowing they had their last at bat, catching a fly ball for the last time or stepping on the mound to pitch their last strike as Colt players. These boys have all been playing since they were just little boys. I know Landon has been playing since he was four years was sad and boys don't really tell you what they are thinking but you could tell by the faces as they went to the bus that it was hard. This chapter of their life is over but they have a new chapter to begin. I know the best is yet to come for all of these boys. May all their big dreams come true...

It's over...
The last talk
Good byes to the Seniors
Leaving the field
The last bus ride back to Cottonwood
Colt Seniors: Mark Solorio, Austin, Hammer, Ely Hansgen, David William & Landon chillin' in the hot tub in Anaheim

1 comment:

Julie Williams said...

Thank you, Joan, for sharing this. I am so proud of the boys that hung in there to the bitter end. I know that it was not the best end for their high school careers, but the friendships will be cherished for a lifetime. I deeply wish things would have turned out better for all of us, but it is what it is. I'll hang on to the good memories forever and will never forget those wonderful four years of sitting in the bleachers with the Watkins, cheering our boys on through it all. Love you!