The Nadalet Family

Welcome to our family, welcome to our blog. We are going to try and keep this current for those of you reading from afar (hey mom claire!) But we make no promises. And really, people don't want constant blog updates until there are kids. So in about 5 years this blog will really start going.

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Saturday, May 23, 2009

My mom is guest blogging

My mom is sending emails about the PLNU NAIA World Series events.  I have decided to post them on my blog (I called her, but she's in church, so she can't answer.  I think it wont be a problem, if this disappears, you all know why

As promised, here is a bit of an update on our first day.  Dean and I arrived just in time for Point Loma's game to start.

Most important, Point Loma beat Embry-Riddle University in their first game, 10-0, with the mercy rule invoked in the 8th inning. Mercy rules only apply in the first round.  Next game is Monday at 7 PM but the opponent is not known yet.  Our starting pitcher pitched a complete game, so Davis did not have opportunity to make an appearance in relief.  Our players had 3 home runs and hit well against a pitcher that was undefeated in regular season and playoff appearances.

 The tournament is hosted by Lewis-Clark College here in Lewiston.  Many of the businesses in town have signs up welcoming NAIA teams and fans.  the event is huge in town. Tonight's opening ceremonies included a fire departtment honor guard, bagpipes and drums. along with the introduction of all the teams and a description of their success in their home conferences.  A rumored F-18 flyover didn't happen.  Lewis-Clark as host team has a built-in fan base and much of the town comes out for the tournament.  Yesterday our team visited two elementary schools where they talked to the students, answered questions, and signed autographs.  In the afternoon they did a clinic at the ballpark for the local kids. Our team taught bunting. 

Tournament teams are:  Berry College (GA) Vikings; Campbellsville (KY) Tigers; Embry-Riddle Eagles; Fresno Pacific Sunbirds; Lee Universiy (TN) Flames; Lewis-Clark Warriors; Lubbock Christian (TX) Chapparals; Oklahoma City University Stars; Point Loma Sea Lions; Southern Polytechnic State (GA) Hornets.

They are approached for autographs at the ballpark too.  If I weren't so technically challenged I'd have a nice photo of Davis signing for a couple of kids attached to this (it's on my memory card, can't figure out how to get it onto my laptop yet). We had dinner at a local pizza place in neighboring Clarkston, WA tonite, with Davis and a couple other players, and enjoyed hearing their stories of how they've been treated.  A man from the next table came over and asked if we were here for the tournaent, how we were doing, how we liked their town, and when we'd play next.  It's very fun!

 As to TV Coverage, we only know of updates on the NAIA website, and there may be some livestats or streaming web video there.  There's a nice article on Point Loma's win there now.  We heard rumors that with the field's addition of a $300,000 lighting system this year, they've attracted ESPN2. I saw no evidence of it - perhaps in later rounds.  Or that could be the same source as the F-18 flyover rumor.  :)
More to come!


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