I am definitely a proud pop. I watched my young 13yr old eighth grader pitch his first AAu game and he was very impressive. He threw 9 pitches and got 3 outs. I didn’t think he would get to pitch but he came in for a relief appearance and was very effective. HE got a huge compliment and was on cloud 9. This really boosted his confidence since he is one of only two eight graders on his Frosh HighSchool team. :lol:
Now since he made this team he wants to keep working his change up. His fastball is currently at 73-74 tops and cruises at about 70. He understands the importance of changing speeds but he still feels if he throws a change it will get roped. He was throwing it effectively for a while and we have been straying away from the curveball.
I personally watched the opposing team and they had some very studly pitchers. Some of these 9th graders are huge nowadays!