Thanksgiving Ball Fun For All
Saturday's weather was dialed in at 65 degrees and sunny for the annual Good Counsel Baseball Alumni vs Varsity Softball Game. With a great turnout of past GC Varsity players, and a field that was set up for the alumni, Saturday proved to be a fun day for all in attendance. Kevin Jones, Christian Schultz and Coach Mike Robinson proceeded to drop bomb after bomb on the shell shocked Varsity squad to make up a 9-2 deficit. Slow pitch is just a little different than fast pitch. A coaching decision to bring in a stopper proved to be the difference. Kim Bartlett (GC Class of '06, a top Frosh fast pitch pitcher at Methodist College in Fayettville NC, came in wearing slippers and held the boys to one hit and no runs as her new team mates rallied around her for the victory. With a drop ball that fell off a table and a devilish change up, KB performed for the cheering crowd and her alums. Kim relieved lefty Steve Ulaky who gave up 8 runs in two innings. Steve could not get his backup slider to work like like he has with a baseball. Steve relieved Coach Williams who kept the Varsity boys off balance through 4 innings with a garden variety of pitches. With Coach McGowan on the side of the plate (not behind it like most umpires) and on the side of the varsity, the odds were stacked against the Alums. It has been said that old age , wit, and treachery will out duel youth, and 'youtes' nearly every time. Congrats to the Alums for winning their second straight Alum Varsity GC Thanksgiving Game. Many thanks to Coach McGowan and Coach Bidwick in putting the field in great shape for this memorable day. Also notable mention was the outstanding play of Brad Taylor (UM), Tim Park(Wm Mary) , KJ Christian (LaSalle) , Phil Dunn (Coastal Carolina), Mike Ulaky (Elon), Kevin Graves , and to all of the varsity players for participating and enjoying the great camaraderie and bond that we have developed at Good Counsel. We look to our future, and to more alums joining us next year!
Coach Chris Williams