I arrived at Bulldog Field a little earlier than usual to make sure the Wranglers had some music to listen to during practice. Ryan Carroll ended up beating me down there by a few minutes and it gave the two of us a few minutes to visit. Ryan and six of his Bulldog mates had just finished competing in a Virginia State baseball event up in Woodbridge. The tourney was a double elimination format and District 3 was the name that our players played under. We have included the baseball cards of the 7 Bulldogs that made the trip (Billy Foley was injured but still part of the club) and Ryan mentioned that 7 other athletes from Front Royal and Broadway were on the team.
The coaching staff included Josh Wood, Mike Leake and Zack Leake. The D-3 team kicked off the week on Monday by catching a Potomac Nationals game and then followed it up with a pair of wins on Tuesday. Wednesday saw the team suffer its first loss by a 6-5 score to Dale City but the team woke up (Stayed at the Bestwestern Inn-Woodbridge) with one more chance to advance on Thursday morning.
A team representing Va. Beach bested our locals on Thursday but we here at ATV-60 still salute the efforts of our Bulldogs! Ryan added "It was the most fun I have had with a group of players on a traveling team."
We welcome comments from any of the other 'Dogs or parents and if anyone had a camera up in Woodbridge please let us know.....