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Wednesday, August 22,  We finally got a break from the rain and we played in 93 degree weather in Coal City.  We had an 11-3 lead that evaporated thanks to bad call that would have sent home with a 7 inning win.  Michelle scooped a ground ball, stepped on first for one out then fired a strike to home where Trish put the tag on the runner who tried to score with head first slide.  We were celebrating a beautiful double play, but the Umpire spoiled our victory with a safe call that sent us into extra innings.  Michelle had to be helped off of the field in the 9th when the heat and humidity got to her.  We lost 12-11 in 9 innings.  The girls had a long hot bus ride home.
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Melissa jacks a drive to right center for a triple!

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Michelle was cooked after 8 and a half hot innings.

Monday, August 13, The Vikings finished the August 6th game that was called because of lightning.  Michelle singled up the middle to end the game at 12-2.  They played the regularly scheduled game after that and won that one 10-3 without Michelle's help.  She sat out with an upset stomach.    

Friday, August 10, The Vikings lost the first game of the Tournament, then came back to win the night cap.  On Saturday,  they dropped a heart breaker, 9-8.  They came back to win the 2:30 game 5-4 to advance to the championship game, but they lost another close one to finish 4th out of 14 teams. 
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Ground ball to Michelle......

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She scoops it up.......

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Runs to the bag.........

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and wins the race easily!

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Here comes the pitch...........

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There it goes!

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She swings, there it goes...... 

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The race is on........

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Wednesday, August 8, at 4:00, The Vikings lost their first game of the year, a thrilling 18-16.  They fell behind in the first 8-0, then stormed back to take the lead 11-10.  Fell behind 18-11, then almost pulled it out in the 7th with 5 runs.

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Wild pitch (Above) hear comes the throw and the runner (Right) She slides, she is safe! (Below)

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Here comes the pitch....

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Melissa swings and there it goes!

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Monday, August 6, at 4:30, Michelle's school team won their 3rd game of their season.  They are 3-0!

Michelle went 1 for 3 in a rain shortened game that was called when lightning approached in the bottom of the 4th. She singled up the middle to drive in our second run.  She flied out to left in her second at bat.  

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Here comes the pitch....

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There it goes, over the pitchers head....

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Over the fielders head...

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Into center field for a 2 out, RBI single!

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On the next pitch, Michelle headed for second....

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The catcher had trouble getting a grip on the ball.....

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The throw is on the way....

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Here comes the ball, a stolen base!

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She swings, the ball jumps off of the bat....

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There it goes,............... foul ball.


2 Games, 2 Wins!

On August 4th, Michelle's school team started the season with a double header win!  Michelle had a great day with the bat and the glove.  She had 3 RBI with a hit, a sacrifice fly, and a bases loaded walk.  She also scored a run when she scored from second on a wild throw.  She slid in with a cloud of dust! Her best plays came on defense while playing first base.  She snagged a line drive and fired a strike to second to double off an aggressive runner.  She got the next batter when she grabbed another line drive.  A few innings latter, She made a dive to her left and scoped up a hard hit grounder and stepped on the bag.  She pulled a low throw out of the dirt, to retire her old friend Mattie and she fielded several routine grounders.  They have a great team, with two of our best pitchers from the Romeoville Revolution team.  We have a slick fielding shortstop that also pitches that played for Plainfield.  The outfield looked solid too, as they made some nice catches and turned a double play.  Our catcher is solid and second base looked good too.  I can't wait for the next game.  

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The Coach congratulates the girls after their first win.

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Michelle has 10 minutes to have a sandwich and some grapes.

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Michelle's coach gave her the game ball after game 2 .

Michelle, a dust covered girl, couldn't wait to get in the shower.

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