We are so dang proud of Molly. This past Friday she had her Senior's All-Stars tournament. She rocked!! It was an all day competition. Begining at 8:00am check-in. There were fun contests all day long. Lots of practicing and they had a fabulous lunch at Licano's (mexican steak house). The girls were split up between North/East and South/West. There were 4 seniors from Snowflake. Technically they were supposed to be on the East team. However, there were too many girls from the East, so they put Snowflake with the South/West team. They played 2 games in the evening. Both games were pretty intense. The first game the North/East team won 9-8. They were neck and neck the whole game. And even had to play an extra inning to break the tie. They had a 15 min. break and then played again. The 2nd game was even more intense. It was in the 7th inning... the score was 12-11, and the other team was at bat. They had a player on 1st and 3rd. And then pulled Molly in to pitch (a mother's worst fear). Talk about all the stress!!!! Molly was FABULOUS!! She struck the first batter out. (PROUD MAMA) Then, the next batter up, she swings, and she hits the ball...HARD...straight into MOLLY'S GLOVE!!!!! What does Molly do???? Throw the ball to first, before the other girl on base could 'tag-up' for a DOUBLE PLAY to WIN THE GAME!!!!!!! There was lots of screaming and cheering and tears (on my part). We were so proud of Molly. She's an amazing ball player.
Right after the game, the girls lined up to recieve awards. There were 3 medals given...for something. And then there were 2 trophies given. One was for the MVP of the first game (from the winning team). And then one for the MVP of the 2nd game (winning team). The announcer says, " and MVP for the 2nd game...and my personal MVP for the WHOLE TOURNAMENT....MOLLY ORTON!!!!!!!!! More screaming, more crying, more hugging....blah blah blah....Molly you did it!!! She was amazing. Everytime Molly did something he would say, "and that folks is Molly Orton, from Snowflake High. She's been playing great Defense and Offense all day. She never lets us down."
The umpire takes Molly aside after the game and says....he's going to start making calls on Monday to get her into a JC to play ball. So, hopefully we'll hear back soon. Keep Molly in your prayers.
Molly we love you so much. We're so proud of you. And we're so excited for you. You had a great finale to your Senior year. You definately ended it with a BANG!!!
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