A fun end to a great ballgame last night, with the successful execution of a called pitch-out and caught stealing at second for the last out.
Everything has to go right. Pitcher (Abigale Krepelka) and Catcher (Olive Colby) have to be on the same page with their signs, Pitcher has to deliver to a moving target, Catcher has to catch and unload clean, and Shortstop (Makena Santos) has to catch and lay down the tag.
Great play all around, girls!
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Its time for the annual trip to Stanford, this is a highly recommended and anticipated event, inspire your girls and join us yourselves as we go to watch Stanford vs Arizona State.
Here are some general and detailed instructions for our 2019 SLVGS Day @ Stanford.
GPS to the parking area (see addresses below), walk to the picnic area in Master’s Grove, grab a picnic table and set up near the bathrooms. We will then assembly for the singing of the anthem at 12:45 PM by the scorers booth.
During the game we will set up our SLVGS area on the grass beyond the stands on the first side.
Have your players come with their SLVGS team jersey on.
Its going to be a long full day, you can do whatever, whenever you want but be advised, parking can be bad so if you get there late or mid event you likely will not get a spot in the lot at the address below. Make specific timing arrangements with your team.
Sunday April 28th 1:00 PM
Bring some shade!!!!
Bring a blanket or chairs
Bring picnic stuff
Bring something to have signed; the Stanford players do autographs after the game
Get in the autograph line prior to the end of the game to make sure you don’t have to wait too long
Start a game day group text for your team to aide in communications
Admission is $5 this year and parking is free
We used to be able to park in Master Grove, that is no longer the case, bring a cooler with wheels or a wagon. There are picnic tables and restrooms in Masters Grove. There are concessions available while attending the game but its a bit of a walk and you will need plenty of cash for that.
The group of SLVGS players that we be allowed to be on the field for the signing of the national anthem is limited to 50 kids, 6th grade or younger. The group needs to be assembled. By the scoring booth at 12:45 sharp
The game Starts at 1:00 and last about 2 hours. After the game we can drive to the main entrance on Palm Drive if you want to walk around and do some site seeing
Pre-game Parking Address:
625 Nelson Rd, Stanford, CA 94305
Master’s Grove, Stanford, CA 94305
Boyd & Jill Smith Family Stadium
667 Masters Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
Once the game is over and the autograph session is complete you can go home or tour the campus if you want to tour the campus
Post Game Park at the main entrance
20 Palm Dr, Stanford, CA 94305
Post Game Options
Go to the top of Hoover Tower (Cost a couple of bucks per person)
We had a wonderful thriller of a ball-game to kick off the 12U season, with the Jesters beating the Blue Lightning 11-10 on a 2-run walkoff.
Violet Sanfield had a momentum changing shoestring catch in left field of a scorched line drive from Naomi Sifton in the top of the last inning to keep the game close. Then Violet came up in the home half, down a run, runners on second and third, as darkness overtook the proceedings, and calmly smashed a base hit to left center for the win!
Olivia Renouf volunteered to help with Skills Evaluation on Saturday, and she went above and beyond.
She worked tirelessly with the team running the drills for both 10u and 12u. She played every position asked of her, shagged balls, refilled bucket after bucket of balls for the coaches, plus any task asked of her…and she did it with a smile.
Things would not have run as smoothly if we didn’t have such a willing and talented young lady by our side.
Thank you Olivia for spending your birthday with us.