Monday, April 21, 2008

Kmac Helps Tulo

My son, Kevin, who's nickname is Kmac, plays for the Fremont High School (Sunnyvale, CA) varsity baseball team.

Last Thursday, in a first-ever role as designated hitter (DH), Kmac went two for three, including two doubles and a sacrifice in four plate appearances. Not only that, his second double was of the walk-off two-run variety that launched the Fremont Firebirds over the Saratoga High Falcons by a score of 6-5.

Here's how it went down...

Going into the bottom of the seventh inning (high schools play seven innings in regulation), the score read Saratoga 5, Fremont 4. The Firebirds managed to load the bases and with two outs recorded, Kmac was up to bat. On a full count (3 balls, 2 strikes), Kmac hit a towering fly ball to deep left field. To set the stage a bit more, the Falcon's outfielders were playing a little closer in than normal because the potential tying and winning runs were on the bases. Anyway, the left fielder couldn't quite get to the ball allowing Kmac to steam into second base with the game-winning hit. His teammate, Tyler, who goes by the nickname, Tulo, was the pitcher of record for the Firebirds and with Kmac's game winning hit was able to notch the win. Kmac was greeted by his whole team and coaches in celebration of the victory.

For the rest of the story... Tulo's older brother, Troy Tulowitzki, plays shortstop for the Colorado Rockies, on the very same day was in the middle of a long duel of sorts with the San Diego Padres. The older Tulo, hit the game winning hit (a double -- how coincidental) to beat the Padres in the 22nd inning!

Congratulations to the Rockies, the Firebirds, both Tulo's and especially my son, Kmac!

Thanks for reading!

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