Monday, September 24, 2007

Atlantic League Pitcher of the Year . . . . Brian Adams!

The regular season is over and the Patriots are in the midst of the Atlantic League Championship series against the Newark Bears. Brian finished the regular season with 15 wins, a 3.68 ERA, and 117 strikeouts which apparently earned him the honor of Pitcher of the Year!

To top it off, he pitched a great game in the first round of the playoffs (against the Camden Riversharks), allowing only 1 run in 8 innings. In the second round of the playoffs the Patriots lost the first game to the Newark Bears. Even though Brian didn't have his usual 4 days of rest he decided he really wanted to pitch the second game of the series (on 3 days rest). Once again he only allowed 1 run in 7 innings to get the win!

I'm so thankful the Lord has allowed Brian to have such a great season. It's been a fun and rewarding time. Let's hope he keeps up the good work in Mexico!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Playoff Bound

The Patriots are playoff bound! A few days ago they clinched the second half championship. Therefore, we'll be here a little longer than expected. They have three regular season games left, an off day on Monday, and then the first round of the playoffs start on Tuesday. It's a best of 3 series and the coaches have told Brian that he will start the first game. If they win the first round, the second (and final) round will be a best of 5 series. So we may not be home until September 28th! Of course I want them to win the whole thing, but that won't give us much time at home before we leave for Mexcio on Oct. 3!

By the way, it's only Sept. 14, and it has really cooled off up here! I'm not used to 60 degree weather this early. In the South it doesn't cool off until October! I'm not complaining because I love it! Fall is my favorite time of year. I hope we get to see some leaves change before we leave for Mexcio cause I don't think I'll be seeing any of that down there.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Go Tigers! / My favorite hotel

Brian and I were in Camden, NJ yesterday when our Clemson Tigers played their home opener against Florida State. Needless to say, we were disappointed that we weren't in Death Valley to see it! Brian's game was at 5:05 pm in Camden so we got back to Somerset just in time to catch the second half! We're so excited that they won the "Bowden Bowl" for the fourth time! Let's hope they can keep up the good work for the rest of the season.

On different note, today our travels took us to Bridgeport, CT where we get to stay in my favorite hotel (out of all the hotels we've stayed in during this baseball season.). It's the Doubletree Hotel. When you check in they give you free, hot out of the oven, chocolate chip cookies! They certainly know how to make me feel welcome! The beds are so comfortable too. The decorative pillow says, "Sweet Dreams." Cheesy, I know. But I like it.