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A short break and then it’s running again

August 2, 2013

Jeremy Mast

The last time we talked, Skyler was winning the Egg Festival and Brant was playing at Coveleski Stadium for a charity event.
Since then Skyler and the Wolf Pack have won the Boys’ of Summer League and the end of the year tournament.
Brant and the Chargers won the BPA State tournament, which brought our break from baseball to an entire week over the July Fourth holiday.
We spent that week with friends and family. We enjoyed a great evening with friends and neighbors during a cookout and fireworks show.
We also enjoyed a day at the Warren Dunes with friends.
After the much needed break, we were off and running again with Skyler playing in the Town & Country state tournament in Plymouth for Districts July 11-15.
Lea Ann and Brant went to Muskegon for a tournament that weekend.
The hotel Lea Ann and Brant stayed in had a water slide, so the kids really bonded during the baseball downtime.
Skyler and I took our fishing poles to Plymouth and did some fishing after the games were finished on Saturday and Sunday.
The Wolf Pack won the District and they played semi-state in Pierceton July 18-22.
Brant played in Warsaw in the BPA World Series the same weekend.
Game times couldn’t have worked out any better between the two tournaments as we were able to be together for both boys.
The Chargers ended up getting beat in their morning game on Saturday.
This was very sad as the Summer Season came to end for them.
It was extremely exciting to watch Brant in his last tournament of the year.
It’s amazing how far he has come as a baseball player and young man.
The Wolf Pack continued their winning ways becoming semi-state champions.
They will now play in Flora, Ind., July 25–29 for a chance to win a state title.
What a fun time this has been coaching and watching this team play.
Someday the boys will look back on this time and remember not only the baseball times, but also how many family members came out to support them.
Every game, there seems to be grandparents and great grandparents in the stands.
No matter what days or times the games are scheduled, Brant and Skyler have a cheering section. We would like to thank each of them for taking time out of their schedules to cheer on the boys doing something they love.
Until next time many blessings to all!
Editor’s note: Because of the Advance News’ deadline, Jeremy Mast submitted this column before the outcome of the state game was known.
Mast, a lifelong Nappanee resident, works in the accounting department of Mark Line Industries in Bristol. He also covers sports for The Advance News.

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