Saturday, April 30, 2005

Andrew Gets Two Hits In Little League Action

Andrew got two hits tonight in Little League action but his team the Astro's didn't fair as well. I don't know what the final score was beacause the scoreboard wasn't working. The Cardinals the team the played really fielded the ball well. Andrews team has three games next week and they are on monday at 6pm, thursday at 6pm, and sat at 2pm. I got back just in time to see the finish of the Busch race, from the highlights it looked like a very wild race. There were several big ones in the race in which Martin Truex Jr won. Maybe Jr can do the same that Martin did today, I think the race sunday also will be a wild one. Well it never did rain today even though it looked like it was going to rain most of the day, after looking at the radar it looks like Knoxville, Ga got some pretty big storms today. MICKEY

Little League Game

I am going to see Andrew's Little League tonight at 6pm weather permitting. It looks like there is alot of rain on the radar but maybe it will miss us for the most part. The Nextel Cup Series is at Talladega this weekend, if Jr is going to win won this is the track for him to do it. It's not looking to good though because Hermie Sadler had a better qualifying run than Jr, and thats not good. I have sent Lee several invites to join the blog but so far he still hasn't signed up, maybe he is mad at us. MICKEY

Friday, April 29, 2005

Colonials At Petersburg Photos

Pitcher Brett Draper pitched a no-hitter
Erik after his HR
Mickey talking to Kenny at 1st base
Brett after the last pitch

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Colonials 14 Crimson Wave 0

The CH Colonials defeated the Crimson Wave 14-0 today at the Persburg Sports Complex. The Colonials scored 12 runs in the first twon innings of the game. The Colonials got no hit pitching perfomance from freshman Bret Draper and were led offensively by HR's from Kyle Mears and Erik Loftis. Erik has homered in three straight games for the Colonials. In other action today the Meadowbrook Monarchs defeated the TD Knights 11-9. The JV Colonials did not play today, but they did beat Hopewell 7-2 on tuesday. The Colonials next game is tuesday at 4:30pm against first place Prince George at Shepherd Stadium. MICKEY

Umpires Hmmm

Mickey, argues bad call against Hopewell
dad argues call against Hopewell

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Colonials At Petersburg on Thursday

The CH Colonials will trave to Petersburg on thursday for a 5pm game against the Crimsom Wave and Thomas Dale will play at Meadowbrook on thursday. The JV Colonials do not play thursday because Petersburg doesn't have a JV team, also this weekend Andrew has a Little League game on saturday at 6pm if anybody wants to go, the game is at Ironbridge Park. I don't know in the JV Colonials won or lost yesterday, our reporter from that team has not reported to me or the blog in some time. MICKEY

Shepherd Stadium Photos

from the 1st base side
From behind home plate

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Colonials Win 5-3 Over Hopewell

The CH Colonials got a 5-3 victory over the Hopewell Bluedevils today at Shepherd Stadium. The Colonials got a 2 run HR for the second day in a row from Erik Loftis, and Kyle Mears went 3-3 with 2 triples. The Colonials had 11 hits in the game and Hopewell had 10 hits. The Colonials next game is thursday at 5pm at Petersburg. The Colonials are now 6-1 in the disrict and 9-3 overall. The TD Knights lost today against Matoaca in xtra innings 6-5. I have not heard what the JV Colonials did today. MICKEY

Monday, April 25, 2005

Colonials Take Out The Knights 7-1

The Colonial Heights Colonials defeated the Thomas Dale Knights 7-1 today at Shepherd Stadium. The Colonials didn't have a hit thru four innings and trailed 1-0 going into the bottom of the 5 inning, when the scored seven runs in the bottom of the 5. CH got 7 run on five hits, there were 2 HR's, 1 triple, 1 double, and a single in that inning. Nathan Anger pitched a complete game and gave up just 4 hits on the afternoon. The Colonials improve to 5-1 in the district and 8-3 overall, TD falls to 3-3 in the district. The Colonials will play Hopewell at home tuesday, while TD ill play Matoaca. I have posted a few photos from todays game that Al took below. MICKEY
Nathan Anger deilver the pitch. MICKEY
Erik Loftis after his HR. MICKEY
Kenny Stoneback hit's HR on this swing. MICKEY
Coach Goulder gives a signal. MICKEY
Me hollaring, probably at the ump. MICKEY
TD coach shakes pitcher Nathan Anger hand after the game. MICKEY

The Fish Are Biting Be On The Look Out

Look out for that shark. MICKEY

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Three Games In Four Days

The Colonials have a very busy week with three games in four days, that is weather permitting. We were suppose to have three last week but we were washed out both thursday and friday. Our schedule for this week is home monday against Thomas Dale at 4:30pm, home tuesday against Hopewell at 4:30pm, and at Petersburg on thursday at 5pm. Andrew's Little League team is off until saturday when the play the Cardinals at 6pm at Ironbridge, Andrew had a single and a triple yesterdays game and the Astros won by 1 run again. I wish Michael would have won the race last night but he just couldn't by Kurt Busch, it was a good night for DEI though. I got back from the beach around 10am this morning. MICKEY
The sun breaking thru the clouds as some seagulls fly over. MICKEY
A photo taken this morning looking towards the Nags Head fishing pier. MICKEY

Saturday, April 23, 2005

A Cloudy Morning At The Beach

It was a cloudy morning here at the beach, about the time of sunrise we had a shower pass thru. Hopefully on sunday I will be able to get some sunrise photos. MICKEY

Friday, April 22, 2005

Heading To The Beach

Since our baseball game was cancelled today I am heading to the beach tonight. I need to get a haircut and since I haven't been down there in about three weeks it will be good to out of town for a few days. The Thomas Dale at Colonial Heights baseball game will be played monday at 4:30pm at Shepherd Stadium, the L.C. Bird game will be made up on May 9. I will try to get some sunrise photos and post them on blog if the weather is ok. MICKEY

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Game Washed Out

Today's game against Thomas Dale was rained out and maybe rescheduled for monday, I will post for sure when everything is confirmed about that. We are suppose to play L.C. Bird on friday but that game is in jeopardy also because of all the rain that we had today. I am going to the beach this weekend either friday night or saturday morning, I need a haircut pretty bad. MICKEY

Thomas Dale At Colonial Heights 6pm

Thomas Dale will be at Colonial Heights tonight in central district baseball action at 6pm weather permitting. Hopefully the rain will hold off, there is 40% of rain today and tonight. Also today the JV Colonials will be visting Thomas Dale this afternoon. In Little League action last night the Astros with is Andrews team defeated the the Phillies 13-12 in 4 innings, Andrew went 1-2 in the game and the hit he had was an HR, his next game is saturday against the Angels at 2pm at Ironbridge Park. MICKEY

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Lee In Action

Lee can't find his sunglasses, if anybody knows where there at let him know. MICKEY

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Colonials Hold On And Win 8-7

The CH Colonials held on and defeated the Matoaca Warriors 8-7 in central distric action tuesday. The Colonials had 10 hits and got a complete game pitching performance Devon Rose in the victory. The Colonials improve to 4-1 in the district and 7-3 overall. The TD Knights lost tonight at Dinwiddie 12-6, the Knights and the Colonials will meet thursday night at 6pm at Shepherd Stadium. The JV Colonials lost today to Matoaca 7-1 in CH. We will probably go see Andrew in Little League action wed night at Ironbridge Park, the game is at 7:30pm. MICKEY

A Photo Of Our Younger Years

An old picture that I found. MICKEY

Monday, April 18, 2005

Busy Week For Baseball

It is going to be a very busy week for baseball with the Colonials having 3 games this week. It gets started tuesday night a 6 pm as CH travels to Matoaca, then thursday night Thomas Dale comes to CH at 6pm, and friday afternoon at 4:30pm L.C. Bird comes to CH. Also on tuesday TD travels Dinwiddie at 6pm, and on wed at 7:30pm Andrew has a Little League game at Ironbridge Park. Does anybody know were Lee is? MICKEY

Who Does This Look like?

This is a picture of Dusty doing a imitation of a famous deceased country music singer. Does anybody know it is. MICKEY

Sunday, April 17, 2005

A Nice Photo

Asst Coach Goulder

Little League And Riverdogs

I went to see Andrew's Little League game last night and he got one hit and made a couple of good plays but the Astro's lost to the Marlins 9-7. It was a very cool night at Ironbridge Park with temp in the low 50's and a pretty good wind blowing. Andrews next game is wed night 7:30 pm against the Phillies at Ironbridge Park. The Richmond Riverdogs have changed there mind and they have fired Don Martin after all, I couldn't believe they were going to keep him after this past season. All I want to know is why it took so long to do this, hopefuly they will bring someone in here who can get som quality players. MICKEY

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Beach Photos From Uncle Jack's Site

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Looks Like It's Going To Be A Nice Week

Well it looks like it's going to be a nice week weather wise here in CH. They don't even mention a chance of rain thru next friday and thats good because we have three baseball games next week. The weather the beach is another story, yesterday and today the wind has been very strong down there and there has been alot of beach erosion, the wind is suppose to die down some this evening. I am going to see Andrew's game tonight against the Marlins at Ironbridge Park. Lee, Les, Gary, and George need to sign up for the blog so they will be able to leave comments in the comment section, I have sent yall a link from e-blogger to do this. MICKEY

Friday, April 15, 2005

An Angry Ocean

An angry ocean in Nags Head today, the waves look like they were crashing pretty hard.

Andrew Little League Photos

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Thursday, April 14, 2005

Colonials Win Again

The CH Colonials got another victory today defeating the Meadowbrook Monarchs 14-1 at Meadowbrook. It was a 2-1 game for a few innings before the Colonials broke the game open. The Colonials got HR'S from Jordan Costanada and Geordie Breidenbach and both were 3run HR's. Nathan Anger pitched 5 innings and only allowed one hit. In other cendral district action the Thomas Dale Knights were defeated by Prince George 5-4. I don't know what the score was but the JV Colonials were defeated by Meadowbroook today. Andrews team did win though. Lee are you going to join us? MICKEY

It Looks Like A Good Day For Baseball

It looks like it will be a good day for baseball today, the temps are suppose to be in the low 60's and its's suppose to be mostly sunny. Todays schedule has the CH Colonial at Meadowbrook at 6pm, TD Knights at home aginst the PG Royals at 4:30pm, the JV Colonial at home this afternoon against Meadowbrook, and Andrew has a Little League game at 6pm also it will be the Astro's (Andrews team) against the Mets at Ironbridege Park field #3. I will post the results of todays game as soon as possible, a reminder a sent an e-mail regarding posting comments to everybody, it will say it came from e-blogger invites, follow instructions so you will be able to post comments. If anyody has any trouble let me know and I will send the link again. MICKEY

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Al Goulder Racing Photo

racing at VMS

Baseball Photo

Lee running with the baseball

Pretty Quite Today

It was pretty quite around CH today, not much going it was kind of dreary most of the day. We did get in the cage this afternoon, the field was still a bit soft, but should be ok for JV Colonial game thursday. The Colonials will be a Meadowbrook at 6pm thursday while the TD Knights will play host the Prince George Royals. I have sent an e-mail about posting comments on the blog please follow instructions so you will be able to leave some comments. I have posted the central disrtict standings that Keith sent. MICKEY
Central District Standings
(As of April 12)

W L Overall
Prince George Royals 3-0 7-0
Thomas Dale Knights 3-0 5-3
Colonial Heights Colonials 2-1 5-3
Matoaca Warriors 1-1 2-5
Dinwiddie Generals 1-2 2-3
Hopewell Blue Devils 1-2 2-6
Meadowbrook Monarchs 0-3 1-8
Petersburg Crimson Wave 0-2 0-4

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Colonials Take Out Dinwiddie

The CH Colonials defeated the Dinwiddie Generals 11-1 in central district action tonight at Shepherd Stadium. The Colonials had there bats with them tonight as they hit 3HR's in the game and pounded out 14 hits, and the Colonials pithing was also good tonight as Devin Rose pitched a complete game 4 hitter. It was a very rainy night, but I am glad we got this one in. The Colonials improve to 2-1 in the district and 5-3 overall. Also in district play today the TD Knights hammered Petersburg 13-0 and with that improved to 3-0 in the district, the Knights have a district showdown with Prince George thursday. The Colonials will be at Meadowbrook thursday at 6pm to face the Monarchs. It doesn't look good for practice wed, unless the rain stops and we can hit in the cage. MICKEY

Monday, April 11, 2005

Wanted, No Reward

Anybody know these two people. MICKEY

Nice Spring Day

It was a nice spring day here in CH with temps in the low 70's, to bad we didn't have a baseball game today. We did have a pretty good practice today though. We are suppose to play Dinwiddie tuesday night 6pm weather permitting, there is a 50 percent chance of rain tuesday. Yesterday's race didn't end the way that I would have liked it too, I just don't care for Gordon that much. Since hockey is over I guess I will either have to go see the R-Braves or to see the Richmond Bandits play, if anybody wants to go see either let me know. MICKEY

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Some Opening Day Photos

Andrew and Mathew
Andrew and Keith
Bopper, Andrew, and Keith
Andrew looks like he is ready for baseball

Riverdogs Lose Final Game Of The Season

The Richmond Riverdogs ended the season the way they started this season with a loss 3-1 to the Motor City Mechanics. It was not a very exciting game either, not a whole lot scoring or hitting, I think there was just two penalties called the whole game. They did have a pretty good crowd there last in Roanoke with just under 4,000 people and there probably a couple hundred from Richmond. Me and Lee got home about 1:40 am this morning and it was a pretty good trip. They did announce the name of Roanoke's hockey team for next year in the UHL, they will be known as the Roanoke Valley Vipers. The Reds lost another game yesterday so I will not be talking about them any longer on here, I think I jinxed them. MICKEY

Saturday, April 09, 2005

Off To Roanoke

Me in Lee will be leaving CH on our way to Roanoke this morning to see the final game of the season for the Riverdogs. Last night in the first game of this two game series in Roanoke the Motor City Mechanics defeated the Riverdogs 2-1, the Mechanics have now won 10 straight games. Also, tonight in Roanoke they will name the team that Roanoke will have in the UHL starting next season. Here is an update from yesterdays JV baseball game, it wasn't good with score Bad Guys 20 Colonials 0, and the Colonials didn't get a hit in the game. Today Andrew has his first Little League baseball game of the season, maybe someone will get some photos from the game and I will put them here on Mickey's Place. The Reds did lose last night in Houston, well I guess they won't go 162-0 after all. MICKEY

Friday, April 08, 2005

Rained Out Again

Today's game with L.C. Bird has been rained out and has been rescheduled for April 22 at Shepherd Stadium. The rain last night is what caused the rainout, it just drizzled a bit a couple of times today here in CH. The drainage system at the stadium leaves alot to be desired. The JV Colonials did play today and I will have an update later on that game. Me and Lee will be going to Roanoke saturday to see the Riverdogs play there last game of the season, it's not to late if anybody else would like to go. There was a bit of an upset in today's pole qualifying with it going to Scottt Riggs. MICKEY

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Colonial's Lose 10-0 To Royals

The Colonial Heights Colonials took it on the chin today losing 10-o to the Prince George Royals in 6 innings. We just left to many men in scoring position again, and we did not get any timely hits either. Keith's team the TD Knights beat Hopewell 14-6 and are now 2-0 in district while we fell to 1-1 in the district. The JV Colonials the team which Lee plays on also lost today 5-0 to Prince George. We are suppose to play L.C. Bird friday at 4:30 but it looks like mother nature is going to give us some more rain, so it's not looking good for friday. The Big Red Machine is now 3-0 and are looking good so far, Go Reds. MICKEY

Colonials At Prince George Today

The CH Colonials will be at Prince George tonight at 6pm, the Royals are undefeated and are the defending central district champions. It will be a tough test for CH tonight, and we will need to play much better than we did tuesday. Thomas Dale will play host to Hopewell this afternoon. The Riverdogs got a win last night at the coliseum 5-3 over the Frostbite in there final home game in Richmond, and they looked pretty good last night. The highlight of the night though had to be when coach Don Martin stood at center ice for chuck a puck and let the fans throw them at him. It looks like he will be back again next year, I hope he can find some better playes next year. The weather here in CH was very nice yesterday with highs in the 80's, but it does look like there are some t-storm on tap for today and friday, it also looks like it was another rainy night in Georgia last night. How about the Cincinnati Reds of to a 2-0 start, not bad for the youn Reds. MICKEY

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Leigh, I Ment Lee

I don't know how I got this photo, I guess it could be used to throw darts at or anything else yall might want to do with it. MICKEY

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Colonials Get A Victory 11-1

The Colonials got a much needed victory today over the Petersburg Crimson Wave 11-1 in 5 innings. We did not play very well in the victory and we were playing anybody else in the district we prbably would have lost. The only highlight of the game for CH was a Kyle Mears solo HR, we will have to play much better on thursday and friday or we will be in trouble. CH record is now 4-2 overall an 1-0 in the central district, also today Thomas Dale got 1 run victory over Meadowbrook in x-tra innings. MICKEY

Monday, April 04, 2005

Nice Day In The Heights

It may have been the best day of the year so far in CH with the temp's climbing into the mid 70's and not a cloud in the sky, and tuesday is suppose to be even better. We are back on the baseball field tuesday at 4:30 at Shepherd Stadium against the Crimsom Wave of Petersburg, this is our first district game of the year. Keith's team also opens district play tuesday against Meadowbrook at home. It looks like the weather this week will be ok until thursday when there is a chance of rain, and yes we are suppose to play that night. If anybody want's to go see the Riverdogs play this saturday in Roanoke, me and Lee (not Leigh) will be going if anybody else would like to go. Yesterdays race was a pretty wild won, Jr finally had a pretty good race as did E Sadler, and how about Kyle Petty coming home in the 8th spot. Well I will have baseball report sometime tuesday night. MICKEY

Sunday, April 03, 2005

No Sunrise Photos, It Was Still Cloudy

It was still cloudy at sunrise for the most part, it has since cleared and is very sunny. I have posted three photos that I took this morning while attempting to get some sunrise photos. I will be heading back to CH later this morning so I can watch most of the race this afternoon, it should be a wild one. MICKEY
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Saturday, April 02, 2005

Rainy Day At The Beach

Well it was a rainy day for the most part at the beach. It rained very hard in the morning and it did clear off a little bit in the afternoon only to have it rain again in the evening. We got about .75 inches of rain down here today, I guess a rainy day at the beach is better than a sunny day at home. I went to get a haircut this morning only to find out my barber Wayne was gone to Las Vegas again, so I found another place to cut my hair on the bypass. They did a pretty good job but it did cost me an extra $5. We went to Kelly's for supper and it was pretty good, I had the New York Strip Steak. Well I am going give it another shot in morning of getting some sunrise photos, it looks like it might be clear by morning. Well I will probably be back in CH by 3pm sunday if all goes according to plan. MICKEY

It's Starting To Clear

It is finally starting to clear here at the beach. I took this photo from the deck on top of the house. MICKEY

No Sunrise, Just Some Cloudy Morning Photos

looking towards the Nags Head fishing pier
a couple of waves breaking
looking north up the beach
looking thru to the ocean

Friday, April 01, 2005

Cadets Defeat Colonials 6-4

Baserunning blunders and mental mistakes did CH in today, and some very untimely hitting. The Cadets never trailed in the game and held on for 6-4 victory over CH, there wasn't many positives in this game for CH. Next week we have a pretty busy schedule, tuesday we play Petersburg at home, thursday we at Prince George, and friday we are home against L.C. Bird. I am at he beach and it rained pretty much all the way down here, I hope to get some new sunrise photos either saturday or sunday morning weather permitting. Don't forget to set you clocks foward saturday night. MICKEY

Headed To The Beach

I think I am going to the beach this afternoon for the weekend, I need a haircut and I probably won't be able to go to the beach next weekend. The weather looks like it will be ok at the beach after it rains tonight and in the morning down there. I will have an update on todays baseball game this afternoon or tonight. It looks like the rain this afternoon is in GA this morning and is on our way, looks like they are getting a pretty soaked in Knoxville, GA. Have a nice weekend. MICKEY