georgia on my mind
Well, I'm back in the Hawkeye state and glad of it. We had a fun time in Georgia with the club College World Series. Claire's team was the lowest rated team (number 16) but they did very well and ended up in the top 12. The weather was delightful, a bit humid but still very nice. The girls played three games on Friday in pool play. The first game was Ohio State and lost 6-1. We didn't play very well. The second game we played Clemson University. They have been to the national series quite a few times and most people expected them to do very well. We ended up beating them 14-3 in six innings. It was awesome. The last game of the day was against Grand Canyon University from Phoenix, Arizona. They've only had club softball for two years and they've already made it to the College World Series. Their coach played with Jenny Finch, the great softball pitcher from the Olympics. We we lost 15 to 14 in eight innings after being down 13 to 1. The girls showed a lot of resilience in that come back but unfortunately we lost.
Day 2. After pool play Iowa State was seeded number 12 and our first game was against Florida State which we lost. The second game we played Pitt who was seeded number five after the first day and we beat them 9 to 7. The last game we played was against Virginia Tech another higher ranked team and we didn't play very well and we lost 14 to 4. Thus the end of our tournament run. And within a minute of getting our game finished there was a thunderstorm warning with lots of lightning and thunder.
That left a Sunday for a fun day. We went down to the Riverwalk and explored down there. We walked across the bridge to Alabama just to say that we've been there. Then we decided to go to Atlanta to a Braves game. They were playing the Washington Nationals and it was a gorgeous day for a ball game and the Nationals won 3 to 2.
After that we decided to go to the airport for our flight. We didn't fly until 10pm so we had time for sushi. It was very good. We enjoyed watching people, always entertaining. We were flying Southwest and wouldn't you know it, our flight was delayed over an hour. We got into Minneapolis at 12:45am. Then we had to drive home. Arrived at 5:04am. It was almost like I was back in college. Just kidding kids, I never stayed out that late. Plus, I'm pretty sure no one is reading this. 😜