Jackson had his first game for this baseball season on this past Tuesday night. He is number 13 for the Phillies, and he did so good! He is alternating between first base and pitching this season, and I'm excited to see what he learns.
During the first game Jackson scored a run at his first at bat, was tagged out making a mad dash for home on his second at bat, and caused me to grow 3 new gray hairs at his third at bat.
The game is tied 11-11. Our team is last at bat, and the bases are loaded with 2 outs. Jackson comes up to bat and gets a strike on his first swing. Second swing he hits a foul ball, so now he has 2 strikes against him. His third and final swing he hits a line drive to first base where the first baseman tipped the ball off his glove and it ended up dropping to the ground as Jackson was running to first. In the mean time, the kid on third made it home, and scored the winning run making the final score of the game 12-11.
Whew....this Mama's heart was pounding so hard, but I was so proud of how he played. We have a super special kiddo, and I'm so grateful to call him mine!