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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Sketches for Hunt, Baseball Day 1 for Big 12 Tourney

Art first, then baseball. :)

I sketched for Scavenger Hunt 41 last night

# 2 flag, I sketched the flag on Gene's bike and #3 summer hat, I sketched one of Gene's baseball hats. Can you tell it is orange with a white Longhorn? ZIG pen in the Canson sketchbook. Near 30 minutes.

What a day at Bricktown in Oklahoma City! I was a little disappointed with our seats, I ordered them months ago, well, as soon as I could. I asked for aisle seats in section 107 down the first base line. We got seats in 107 at on the side of section 107 more toward left field. I wanted them high up out of the sun. We are about four rows from the top and in the sun until after 1 p.m. No crowd today, so we didn't sit in our seats we sat in the shade in section 108. There won't be any problem until we play one of the Oklahoma teams. Tomorrow we play the Texas Aggies at 4:30 p.m. if the rain holds off or passes before the game (supposed to have storms about noon). So we can sit anywhere, I am sure. The 7 p.m. game is Nebraska and Kansas State, so no problem there.

The first game today at 10:00 a.m. was the Texas Aggies vs Nebraska. Sadly Nebraska won 5-3. We missed the top of the first. I kept score as best I could. The Aggies had 11 hits but couldn't get them together. They didn't have any 3 up, 3 down innings?? Nebraska only had 8 hits but 5 runs and one 3 up 3 down innings. Go figure. The Aggies used four pitchers and Nebraska two. Their game went a little overtime.

The Texas game was supposed to start at 1 p.m. but didn't start until about 2:05 p.m. You can see on the scoreboard (at the end of this post) that we went until 5:55 so imagine the last two games tonight. 40 minutes between games .. ending about midnight with luck. Whew.

Longhorns waiting to start.

Augie after meeting with umpires and Coach from the Wildcats.
Please check out this article in the Oklahoman about Coach Augie Garrido, pretty special guy.

The Longhorn seniors were presented with the trophy for winning the Championship of the Big 12.

Not easy to heft!

Hook-em Horns!

Every Longhorn had at least one hit. Nick Peoples had a great home run in the eighth with one out. Yeah.

Getting his congrats as he comes off the bases

Then Bradley Suttle , with Josh Prince #17 just behind him, hit one off a pitcher that had not given up a home run all year. Cool.

Thirty hits, wow. The news people said Texas coasted to the win. Well, in the 7th, Texas was ahead 13-4 with the winning run on first and had a third out. The 10 run rule was in effect. Then pow, in the 8th the Wildcats came up with 6 runs and Texas was only ahead by 3. Thankfully, Texas came back with 6 runs of their own. Whew. Final 19-10, Horns win. My scorebook pages were so full .. nowhere to write more pitchers. The Wildcats used 8 and the Longhorns used 4. In a rough count I had the Wildcats down for a total of 233 pitches and the Horns for 163 between all the pitchers. In the 8th, the pitcher pitched 7 pitches to Jordan Danks and walked him on the 8th. :) There were many of those.

Handshakes all around. Hook-em Horns!

As always check out Joanna's page for the nitty gritty and the official page for their news.


Joanna said...

Nice pics, Mom! 'Wish I could be there with y'all.

Jo Castillo said...

Thanks, Joanna. It would be fun for you to be here. And thanks for the link. :-)

Rain not looking too good for this afternoon. :(


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