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Bloomington Indiana 

August 3, 2011

Opening Ceremony

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August 4, 2011

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We lost our first game 4-0.  It was a game of missed opportunities. We filled the bases in first inning, but failed to score.  We thought we scored when Michelle raced home from first on a double by CC, but the ball stuck in the fence for a ground rule double, so Michelle was sent back to first.  We thought Hattie had a 2 run inside the park Home run, but the ground rule double got us again.  Alaina pitched a fine game, but got no run support. 

I took fewer pictures than usual because I was recording the games with my video camera.  That team was playing for the championship. 

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Game 2

We had a lot better score in game 2 as Karna pitched a gem, holding the opponents to 1 run.  Michelle doubled in a run in the first, then broke up the 1-1 tie when she tripled in 2 runs in the 5th.  We went on to score 6 more and take a 9-1 win
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Hattie celebrated her 17th Birthday with a good day at the plate.

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Karna has a big smile after hurling a gem.

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Jordan is all smiles as she was flawless at second base.

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Brotherly love from Michelle's brother and Jordan's brothers .

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Coach Scott gets interviewed for the Herald-Times (Article is below)

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Time to do a little shoping

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Jussie made the front page

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You can click on the image to enlarge the print

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The girls were given gift bags at the cook out

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The girls were tired after splitting a double header

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Hattie (Birthday Crown) and Kim check out their goodies

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Hattie shared her gift with her #1 fan, Michael

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August 5, 2011

We had an early start (Girls had to be at the park at 8:00 A.M.)  They were wide awake as Jordan pitched a 1-2-3 inning.  Abby started the bottom of the first with a double, Jussie and Michelle followed with singles.  We  batted around and had 4 runs in when Abby came up for her second at bat and crushed a grand slam over the center field fence to give us 8 runs in the first inning. We went on to a 12-0 win, as Jordan pitched a shut out.
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Abby shows us the ball that she crushed for a grand slam 

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Jussie shows off her reward for a fine game

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We lost our final game 8-7 in a tie breaker extra inning game

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We had another cook out and had some fun

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The girls presented each coach with framed collage of picture

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Coach Mike is all smiles with his gift

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The girls started giving group hugs to coaches and fans

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I even got a group hug from the girls

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Starting with the July 22nd game in Rosemont, I captured some great action.  I have put them on 5 DVDs (Pictured above and below). You can purchase them for a $10.00 donation to the teamYou can pick them up from Kathie or I can mail them to you for a $2.00 fee.  I recorded every pitch in at the win against the 18 year olds in the Bandits Stadium in Rosemont.  

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I recorded almost every pitch on Saturday July 30, 2011 when we won 2 games and tied one to get the top seed in the Roselle Tournament.  Unfortunately I was recording from far down the foul line and the players appear very small. There are a lot of great highlights.  Bree had a Grand Slam, several others had homeruns, triples and doubles. The next day, I recorded from behind the home plate screen as we won both games and the championship.  I have the awards presentations and team pictures on that one.

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I have 2 Bloomington DVDs.  One has our 3 losses and it runs 1 hour and 25 minutes.  The second one has our 2 wins plus some slow motion highlights from all 5 games.  That one runs 2 hours.

If you E-mail your order to me now,  I can have them ready when we get together. 

To E-mail me, just click here! g.lopatka@comcast.net

Michelle had and unbelievable tournament with 6 singles, one double, one triple and one Home Run this weekend at the World Series in Bloomington, Indiana. She scored 5 runs and batted in 5. She batted .563 and was on base 68% of the time.  I gave her a hit on a spinner that fooled the fielder, (an impartial scorer may have given her an error) but heck, I'm her grandpa and I'm certainly not impartial.  She still only made 5 outs in 5 games.  I have the video to prove it.  All of the girls had a weekend to be proud of.  
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We stopped at Denny's on the way home.

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Michael became a big fan watching the girls play their hearts out.

More Softball Links

Romeoville Revolution Elite

August 4-7, 2011 Bloomington Nationals (2 DVDs are available)

July 31, 2011 Roselle Champions (2 DVDs are available)

July 22, 2011 Rosemont Win against 18 year olds (a DVD is available)

June 12, 2011 Champions of the 12th Annual Heritage USSSA State Tournament. 

August 5-8, 2010 World Series in Mankato, MN

July 30-31, 2010 Roselle Tournament

July 9-11, 2010 Glen Ellyn tournament

June 4-5 Moline Tournament

Romeoville High School Softball

April 10, 2010 Argo no hitter

July 21-22, 2009 The World Series Softball begins we get our first win

July 23rd, 2009 Kansas World Series Page 3

 July 4th 2009 Algonquin tournament

April 10, 2009 Michelle is on the Varsity Softball team

March 21, 2009 Michelle hit a home run in her second JV High School Game

Thanks to the coaches for their hard work and dedication!! 

I have prepared a DVD for each of them, with thousands of pictures from this season.  

I made it to the Jimmy Buffett concert after driving all night.  Click here for pictures

July 21, 2008 Fast Pitch Softball World Series

July 22, 2008 First 2 Games and Night Life

July 23-24, 2008 Games 3 and 4

Click Here for Page 5 First Win

To E-mail the Web master, just click here! g.lopatka@comcast.net

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