Although we ended up tied with Mesa at 26-12, they held the tie breaker against us. The fall season came down to the game against Mesa on Wednesday. Basically the winner of that game would clinch the division and go on to play Phoenix in the Fall Championship. Going into the 8th inning we were leading the deciding game. Unfortunately, we didn’t hold onto the lead as Slayden hit a grand slam to put Mesa up for good.
It was a tough way to end the season. It’s not often in professional baseball that you get to play for a championship and when you fall just short, it stings a little. All in all though it was a great experience. It was an privilege to have been invited and I loved every minute of it. Playing for a team that scored so many runs in every game made pitching a lot easier.
Although Mesa went into the championship game as the clear favorites(on paper), they fell to Phoenix 10-4. Phoenix has now won the league 5 years in a row. I’m not sure how that has happened because of all the great talent out here, but somehow that team seems to put it together at the right time.
I also enjoyed writing to all you fans out there and I want to thank you all for your questions and comments. Now it’s time for some time off and rest. There are only a couple months until the next season starts. Until next year, take care all!