Thursday marked the opening game for the S. D. Giants. Hayden was dressed and ready to go hours before departure to the field. This was the first game of the season after all, not to be taken lightly. He had a moment of butterfly's right before game time, but held onto his game face and no one was the wiser. This year is a good baseball year for Hayden, 4 of his friends were drafted to the Giants this year: Mikey, Christian, Isaac, and Connor. It was exciting to watch them play together!The Giants started up to bat, Hayden's specialty. He stepped up to the plate with NO fear in his eyes, just the desire to slug it out of the park. And it came close, but no homerun this game.
Hayden played first base which is usually easy for him, catch the ball-touch the plate. He has done this many times, in fact 1st base is one of his most successful positions. But Hayden did not take into account that the other boys were nervous too and every ball they threw him when MILES over his head. It was a frustrating defensive game for Hayden.
The Giants easily pulled off the win and are looking forward to next Thursday when Hayden will be hitting with his new DeMarini bat...there should be some fireworks with that prize possession, so stay tuned.