Colten Larsen - Spanish Fork RageColten loves the game of baseball. His typical week consists of 1 or 2 games on Monday night (Rage), Tuesday and Thursday games (Yankees Spanish Fork City League), then 2 more games on Saturday (Rage). Of course we also practice 1-2 times a week in between games.

You know a kid loves to play when you have a schedule like this, then on our way home from practice he turns to me and says, “When we get home, you want to play catch?” Of course, most of the time I don’t feel like doing much, so he goes out and throws a tennis ball against the home for hours.

Colten Larsen - Spanish Fork YankeesIt goes without saying, Colten has improved a ton over the last year.

 

 

He loves to any position on the field, but mostly pitcher and catcher.

He is quickly becoming a very good outfielder (even though at his age, most kids think that is where the “not very good kids” play. However, in our Super League, you quickly learn that good kids play out there too!)

He is also improving a lot in his hitting. He is swinging the bat well and improving with every game.

One quality Colten has always possessed is good sportsmanship. 

You’ll never see him crying because his team lost. In fact, I don’t know if he even realizes it sometimes.  I credit this to his wrestling experience, once you have lost so much, you don’t get hung up on it.

Keep up the good work buddy.

Colten at BatSomeone down at the ballpark told me this today, “Baseball is a game we love, but it doesn’t always love us back.” It’s so true.  There are few things I’d rather be doing on a Saturday morning, but I start to doubt my sanity when we are getting “baptized by fire” by some of the more experienced teams in our league. We’ve had some tough ones, but we continue 

to push forward, improving with each game, and continually reminding ourselves that we do this for fun and nothing else really matters.

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