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  • Update: not a lot to update.
    spark’s coach told him he will pitch his first game friday. He’s nervous, he hasn’t pitched since his surgery.

    The coach told him not to worry so much about location right now. He wants to see his stuff and wants to see his best fastball.

    sparks

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    • Thx for the update. I think alot of folks in here are rooting for him

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      • Update;
        he pitched his first game. He’s 8 hours away so I can’t go see him. I didn’t hear from him for a couple of days then he finally called. He was down on himself and thought he didn’t do well. He struck out 2 and got a pop out fly but gave up 2 runs.
        like I said he was down on himself and was worried.
        a few days later the head coach talked to him. The coach said he couldn’t have been more pleased in his first outing and told sparks he did really well.

        He pitched again today and he called as he left the field. They played a far better team and he did even better today.

        He’s getting his confidence back after a long rehab from surgery,

        I’m also pleased to report he is working very hard on his grades. He and a couple of his teammates are all working together on their classes and they are helping sparks.

        so far so good

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          Sparksdale
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          Last edited by Sparksdale; 10-11-2018, 05:00 PM.

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          • awesome update!! congrats to Little Sparks and to you, Sir!!

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            • Originally posted by Sparksdale View Post
              Update;
              he pitched his first game. He’s 8 hours away so I can’t go see him. I didn’t hear from him for a couple of days then he finally called. He was down on himself and thought he didn’t do well. He struck out 2 and got a pop out fly but gave up 2 runs.
              like I said he was down on himself and was worried.
              a few days later the head coach talked to him. The coach said he couldn’t have been more pleased in his first outing and told sparks he did really well.

              He pitched again today and he called as he left the field. They played a far better team and he did even better today.

              He’s getting his confidence back after a long rehab from surgery,

              I’m also pleased to report he is working very hard on his grades. He and a couple of his teammates are all working together on their classes and they are helping sparks.

              so far so good
              Really awesome news - thanks for the update!

              I would think that someone pitching for the first time after lengthy rehab would set their expectations low, but then hope for gradual improvement after the first outing.

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              • Sparks, the recovery continues. He may have to adjust his pitches and his grips as he goes this year. Even though his speed may return, he may not be able to feel/grip the ball the same as he did. So dont expect him to just start mowing them down right away. I wish him the best. It's a fun journey back.
                efastball.com - hitting and pitching fact checker

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                • I know I haven’t posted in a while but not a lot to update.
                  Their spring season is over. He pitched in several games good results.
                  At the end of the season they had what they call an inter squad World Series. It’s a tradition at their school. 3 teams best 2 out of 3.
                  Sparks team won and he did most of the pitching in the 2 games. A total of 7 innings gave up 1 run and I think struck out 6.

                  Im also happy to report he is busting his tail on classwork. So far so good.

                  His 4 year school has both an A team and a B team. Kinda like varsity and jr. varsity. he will find out in a few weeks if he made the A team or not. I know the rules are strict and he must pass his classes to qualify.

                  fingers crossed

                  Sparks

                  btw; I have a new novel out. The Depiction.
                  please check it out.
                  Sparksdale
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                  Last edited by Sparksdale; 11-29-2018, 10:39 AM.

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                  • this one?

                    https://www.amazon.com/DEPICTION-Lam...ion+lamar+cook

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                    • Originally posted by stkjock View Post
                      Yes thank you. I couldn’t get the link to work.

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                      • Nice update, glad to hear he is making such good progress and on the success in the games.

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                        • Update;
                          at the end of the first semester the coach had a meeting with each player and gave them both coach evaluation as well as evaluations from teammates.

                          Sparks made the A team or what some call the Varsity. (His school has both a Varsity and Jr. Varsity).

                          He called last night more excited about his classes. Mostly A’s and B’s and one class he doesn’t have the final grade yet.

                          Things are going well and he’s working hard.

                          Pretty cool he made the team at a 4 year school.

                          Sparks

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                          • I’m not familiar with colleges having A and B teams. Is this an NAIA program?

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                            • Originally posted by JettSixty View Post
                              I’m not familiar with colleges having A and B teams. Is this an NAIA program?
                              Yes it’s an NAIA school

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                              • Originally posted by Sparksdale View Post
                                Update;
                                at the end of the first semester the coach had a meeting with each player and gave them both coach evaluation as well as evaluations from teammates.

                                Sparks made the A team or what some call the Varsity. (His school has both a Varsity and Jr. Varsity).

                                He called last night more excited about his classes. Mostly A’s and B’s and one class he doesn’t have the final grade yet.

                                Things are going well and he’s working hard.

                                Pretty cool he made the team at a 4 year school.

                                Sparks
                                His college has variety and jr varsity? I didnt relaize college had Jr varsity, how does that work?
                                Never played baseball, just a dad of someone that loves to play. So take any advice I post with a grain of salt.

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