Thursday, April 30, 2009

Shepherd vs. Stapely

We are UNDEFEATED CITY CHAMPIONS!! We beat Stapely 9-2. It was an awesome experience playing in a stadium. The dugouts were all nice and they had a lower level with the locker rooms and stuff lol. It was so cool and i could totally get used to that :). I played the 4-7th innings and only batted once but got a really nice hit to center field it was a double and I got 2 RBIs off of it. I was 11 for 18 this season in batting and thats really good. My batting Average was .611 :).

Well now im just in 6th hour PE which sucks cuz now we have to swim and i really dont want to lol. I guess it will be fun but still.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Shepherd vs. Fremont

Woohoo!! City Champions! We are now officially city champs even though we have one more game. We beat Fremont 9-2 and i think that was the same score from the last game. I didnt hit this game, struck out then got walked. I made some really good plays on first base and stretched out way far for the ball and for a minute i thought i hurt my hamstring (i kind of did the splits haha). Apparently the kid i started over on first base was talking a lot of crap about me when he was sitting in the dug out. And one of the team managers told one of our best players what this kid Ryan was saying and he was like well Hoops is better than Ryan. :)

Anyway gotta get ready for school so c ya!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Shepherd vs. Rhodes

Well our record now is 16-0-1 :/. We tied our first game with Rhodes 3-3. None of the players on my team were playing very well, including me. We were just not mentally prepared for the game. Since this was a double header we played them one more time and this time we won 4-0. Rhodes was definitely a good team; probably the hardest we have faced. As long as we beat Fremont or Stapely next week (shouldnt be a problem), then we are City CHAMPIONS! I have never been on such a good team before. Its awesome!

I have been asked to give a talk next Saturday at one of my friends baptism. He is new to the teachers Quorum and just started showing up and I always tried hard to be a good friend to the boy and now he seems to lie the church and want to stick around. I think he enjoys all the activities we do and I can see he definitely wants to have a the priesthood and be like the rest of us.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Pitchers Mound!

Me and my dad thought it would be awesome to make a pitchers mound for the backyard. I didnt think we would ever actually make the mound. We spent 4 hours on this and I think it turned out great! Only downfall is that its really heavy (200+ lbs according to my dad). I think me, connor, and my dad all had fun doing this together! Here are some pictures!

It took forever cutting the boards and making sure our measurements were correct. We sprayed some aggressively tacky glue lol. it was really really sticky.m
i think it turned out awesome. Alot of our projects turn out ok but this one turned out great.
I also drove on the freeway for the first time and McDowell, Greenfield and Recker. It was fun but scary! Well goodnight guys!

Shepherd vs. Poston

This was definitely a must win for my team but we didnt pull it off :(. We lost by....haha jk we dont lose! We won 15-1! I was surprised that we beat them by that much when us and Rhodes were the only undefeated teams and Poston beat rhodes so I thought it was going to be a very close game. We had lots of nice hits and home runs. The Shepherd Home Run record is 9 HRs. So far a kid on my team is tied with that Record and I am hoping he doesnt get it lol. It will irritate him forever :). 15-0!

I got my plastic Permit in the mail instead of a piece of paper. Its really nice looking but I hate my picture as always lol. I will definitely post pics with me and the permit haha and also some pictures of my driving :).

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Shepherd vs. Highland

14-0! We won 8-5. It was a very close game until the last inning we had a few home runs hit and scored like 5 points. I did very well. I started at first base and made a lot of good plays and made no errors. I was 2 for 2 with a line drive to left field and to center field. It was a very good game and I he always says that hey you are going to pitch and then he doesnt put me in to pitch instead he just takes me out of the game....... I dont understand my coach. I was doing really good and he just benched me for no reason at all.

Well thats all for now.

GOOD LUCK dad at your interview with the IRS!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Shepherd vs. Horizon

We won again 8 - 3! We have a perfect record of 13 - 0. It was a good game without to many errors but was still kind of boring. I didnt play in this game cuz for some reason whenever this certain kid pitches i dont play at all. Hopefully I will play in todays game. I also have another game this Friday at Poston. Next week should be really cool because we will be playing on Fitch and HoHoKam park.

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Man I didnt think driving was gonna be so hard and stressful lol. I mean its pretty fun and all but I really dont like driving with my mom cuz she stresses me out haha. She is always like oh my gosh you are gonna hit that!! when i wasnt even close to the other car lol. I am going to be pretty lucky if I dont hit something soon *knocks on wood*. I really dont like getting into reverse cuz i forget to go put it in drive to go forward lol. Well thats enough for now.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

100th POST!

Woohoo!!! I past my permit test and am legal on the road with an adult so watch out lol. So on Friday I went to the MVD and got all my paper work and signed a bunch of papers. I sit down at my computer and take the test. Expecting to pass easily, I failed. I got a 74%. I was pretty darn mad. I began to realize how unprepared I was for the test. I never read the book thoroughly. I just skimmed through it and thought some of the information was going to be on the test and most of that stuff was. It was a 30 question test and got a 23/30. you have to get an 80% to pass. One more question and I would've passed.

Friday and Saturday I studied like crazy. All morning on saturday 8-12 (while doing some spring cleaning) with my dad and the book. I felt prepared and my dad took again today and I went straight to take my test. I was on computer C and last time I was on A. Test C was definitely a lot harder than test A, but i passed! I got 4 wrong. The minimum is 6 questions wrong. so i got a 85%. Ill take that lol! I cut it pretty short but who cares. So far its been a pretty good Spring weekend :).

I also went to the Easter Pageant yesterday and It was really good. I have been for a few years and I "really" understood it this time.

100th post!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Fremont, Smith

Both games were a success. We beat Fremont 9 - 2. It was a really boring game cuz our pitcher threw a no hitter until the last inning. The Smith game was fun for me to see all of my old friends again. We beat them 14 - 3. I had 2 nice solid hits to left field and was hit in the back of the calf at on my last at bat. my batting average is .615 :). Right now my teams record is 12 - 0!

Tomorrow afternoon I am going DMV to get my permit. I dont think ill pass lol but Im reading the Driver licence manual thing like crazy so hopefully I can pass.

99th post!
3 Day weekend!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Taylor vs. Shepherd

It was a very quick game. Not much happened really. Taylor put this one pitcher that just lobbed the ball into home plate and we got all our points mainly from this kid. Oh by the way we won 10 - 0. The innings were really quick since our pitcher was really good and threw strikes. 2 home runs were hit. The wind was ridiculous. There'd be gusts of wind and just throw you off balance, especially whileThere is really not much to talk about right now. My team is still undefeated 9 - 0.

yea this is short but i am way tired!

2 more posts till my 100th post :)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Ironwood, Corona

Woohoo! My baseball team is still undeafeted 8 - 0. We beat Ironwood 28 - 1 lol. Ironwood was supposed to be like really good but we kicked their butt! The game actually got boring because of how we slaughtered them so bad. Corona was definitely a challenge. They were pretty good. We struggled with hitting but still came up with the victory 6 - 5. I also had like my first sacrifice bunt in my baseball career lol.

My next game is on the 3rd versus Taylor again. Last game we beat them 22 - 7. Maybe this game will be a little more challenging.

I am very excited for conference. I used to not care but this time i am actually excited for it. Priesthood session should be great. I am inviting my Grandpa Standage, my uncle Jeremy Rowley (Charity's husband), possibly my Grandpa Hooper (?) and 3 other boys from my quorum who goes by themselves so we are taking them and will go out to dinner with everyone also.

"Of course, there is no going back, but only forward. Rather than dwelling on the past, we should make the most of today, of the here and now doing all we can to provide pleasant memories for the future" -President Monson Finding Joy in the Journey October 2008