Actually, Dylan is the champion...the District 8 Junior Little League Champions, that is.
Our Fourth of July was spent at the ballfield.
Dylan has made all stars every season he's played Little League. The all-stars consist of a several team, double elimination district tournament. Yesterday, his team (the Garner Little League Junior Division All-Stars) went into the finals of the tournament without a loss. That meant that they had to win either game of a double header to take the district.
Game one was an awesome fight, where they gave up a lead and then clawed back. Garner was down 1 run when Dylan came up with two outs in the bottom of the seventh and smoked a line drive to left center that scored the tying run. The team then self destructed in the eighth (extra innings for Little League) and they lost 13-6.
After a 45 minute break, game two started with Dylan on the mound. He quickly dispatched the North Garland batters and then had an RBI double to start the scoring. Dylan ended up pitching a fine five innings and left the game with a 6-2 lead. He had another RBI hit during the game, and all in all had an awesome double header.
It was 100 degrees out and Dylan caught the entire first game and pitched most of the second. His all white uniform looked orange by the end of the day from all the dirt and sweat.
Next Thursday starts the Sectionals. Should the advance past that, then State. It would be cool to play ball through August.