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Old 03-08-2018, 08:36 AM   #401
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Anybody ever played out at The Rac in Waller? We are there for a 11 major Super Nit on Saturday and was just wondering about the complex. I know it is a 45 minute drive from where we are staying next to Baseball USA of course.
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Old 03-08-2018, 08:58 AM   #402
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Anybody ever played out at The Rac in Waller? We are there for a 11 major Super Nit on Saturday and was just wondering about the complex. I know it is a 45 minute drive from where we are staying next to Baseball USA of course.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Th...!4d-95.9602547


i 'believe' its fairly new.. havent been there myself.. but coworkers 14-15U boy has played there and if i remember right ..he said its not bad field wise.. although a lack of shade and facilities otherwise.. I do remember.. "nothing out there..." being said.

it may have been improved upon since that google map pic..

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Old 03-08-2018, 10:27 AM   #403
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Had our first 8U scrimmage yesterday, wasn't as bad as I feared...got some work yet to do. I'm still not sure mine needs to be playing with 8 year olds, but he did fine last night.
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Old 03-08-2018, 10:43 AM   #404
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Anybody ever played out at The Rac in Waller? We are there for a 11 major Super Nit on Saturday and was just wondering about the complex. I know it is a 45 minute drive from where we are staying next to Baseball USA of course.

My son's team was supposed to play there a few weeks ago, but got rained out. A friend played there and said it was good. Turf infield, grass outfield. Mounds are the portable type.

Bucee's is nearby.

Here is a photo of one of the fields.
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Old 03-08-2018, 11:02 AM   #405
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we are at baseball usa saturday at 715p and 830p, 50% chance of rain till lunch but our age doesnt even start playing till 1 or 2 so we should be good...i hope

i wish our 10s were playing this weekend down there, all the top teams are in it.

does anyone know anything about the sinton sandcrabs? they were the top team in our age last year, they dont appear to be around this year in 7u. but there is this "new" nitro team....

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Old 03-08-2018, 11:35 AM   #406
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theres a 7U elite team called nitro out of corpus... they played in one of our 8U Tourneys....
http://usssa.com/baseball/teamHome/?teamID=2552033

they played well for being 'little' guys ...
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Old 03-08-2018, 12:03 PM   #407
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theres a 7U elite team called nitro out of corpus... they played in one of our 8U Tourneys....
http://usssa.com/baseball/teamHome/?teamID=2552033

they played well for being 'little' guys ...
yeah thats them, they were the sandcrabs last year, rumor is something happened last fall and the sandcrabs org was suspended by utrip. i dont think it was this 7u team, but an older sandcrabs team that had some issues.

hopefully we will see them sunday.
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Old 03-08-2018, 12:13 PM   #408
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we had two teams that got moved up . I think we will be moved up after next tourney..... actually looking forward to it.. boys seem to play up.. and i enjoy watching good teams..
As coach says.. line 'em up.
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Old 03-08-2018, 12:19 PM   #409
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UTrips new website is SOOOOO much easier to use... glad my money is finally getting used somewhere..
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Old 03-08-2018, 12:22 PM   #410
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do you guys plan on doing any kid pitch this summer? we didnt do any kid pitch during 8u with my older sons team and i wish we would have. that 9u fall was rough at the beginning, there was a huge difference between the kids/teams that had some KP time (eagles, bombers, spitfire) and those that didnt. i think the gap closed significantly by late 9u spring, and is gone now, but those first 3-4 9u tournaments were tough.

there is a city league not too far from us that does "modified kid pitch," i think we will try to get in that this summer or fall and i am not sure how much coach pitch we will play next year in 8u.
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do you guys plan on doing any kid pitch this summer? we didnt do any kid pitch during 8u with my older sons team and i wish we would have. that 9u fall was rough at the beginning, there was a huge difference between the kids/teams that had some KP time (eagles, bombers, spitfire) and those that didnt. i think the gap closed significantly by late 9u spring, and is gone now, but those first 3-4 9u tournaments were tough.

there is a city league not too far from us that does "modified kid pitch," i think we will try to get in that this summer or fall and i am not sure how much coach pitch we will play next year in 8u.
Our 8U teams have had a pitching 'program' since inception..in preparation for 9U.
We have a dad that was a minor league pitcher running it ..and he's teaching fundamentals every scheduled practive (one of the boys stations they go through) ..and these kids already pitch better than some 9U-10U and 11U teams..
all we need is strikes baby... let them hit.. Defense will take care of the rest.
No free bases.

9U is PAINFUL to watch...
walk steal walk steal walk steal hit-batter steal grounder steal walk walk hit-umpire walk
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Thanks for the info guys. seems like we are going to be doing lots of driving around the west side of Houston this weekend. Hope the rain stays away long enough to get a complete tournament in.
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Old 03-08-2018, 12:31 PM   #413
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yup, at 9-10-11yo walks are what separates the teams for sure.
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Old 03-08-2018, 12:41 PM   #414
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Thanks for the info guys. seems like we are going to be doing lots of driving around the west side of Houston this weekend. Hope the rain stays away long enough to get a complete tournament in.
good luck!
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Old 03-08-2018, 01:27 PM   #415
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9U is PAINFUL to watch...
walk steal walk steal walk steal hit-batter steal grounder steal walk walk hit-umpire walk
Indeed. Sometimes it's...

walk, steal, steal, passed ball/score, walk repeat

Throwing strikes is key at that age. Just make sure those little arms get PLENTY of rest and aren't overworked.
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Old 03-08-2018, 01:29 PM   #416
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Just dont pick a 9U game to sharpen your camera skills for capturing a batter...
you will waste a lot of time waiting for a swing...
you will get some great blooper shots and possibly some evidence to use in an assault case later...
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Old 03-08-2018, 03:16 PM   #417
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Anybody ever played out at The Rac in Waller? We are there for a 11 major Super Nit on Saturday and was just wondering about the complex. I know it is a 45 minute drive from where we are staying next to Baseball USA of course.
We'll be there as well 11u, what team are yall with?
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Old 03-08-2018, 03:23 PM   #418
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9u Kid pitch was the reason we moved to select ball - Literally went games without getting strikes thrown to us in rec ball. It was brutal.
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Old 03-10-2018, 06:39 AM   #419
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Boys are now number 1 in state and number 7 in nation in utrip select 8u.
Going to bump to elite after next tourney...then its all about getting ready for gulf shores..
Was told we'll be doing some 9u tournaments as well...that should be fun.
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Old 03-10-2018, 08:58 AM   #420
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Once you get bumped you might be forced to play up, there doesn't seem to ever be many 8AAA teams, not in DFW anyway.

Good stuff
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Old 03-10-2018, 08:24 PM   #421
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Pretty baseball weather today! Oldest ended the day 2-0 in pool play in 12aaa division of the USSSA BBUSA event. My 9yo went 1-1 in a nation's tournament in select division. We shall see what tomorrow brings. Good luck to all of our resident tbh ball players tomorrow!
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Old 03-10-2018, 09:45 PM   #422
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2-0 for the day, pulled the #2 seed and a 1030am game tomorrow. We couldn't get anything to fall in the first game and had to score 5 with time expired, it was fun watch them pull it off. Logan came up with the tying run on 2nd and hit a triple to the wall and then scored the winning run on the next hit. The kid goes to 2 strikes in every at bat, drives me crazy..
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Old 03-10-2018, 10:04 PM   #423
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In Tyler for 12U open tourney. Went 1-1 on the day and still freaking waiting on brackets for tomorrow. It’s 1010pm. Post something so I know if it’s 8am or 1130!
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Old 03-10-2018, 10:27 PM   #424
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My 9 year old was asked to play with an 11u team for this weekend. He did pretty well for playing up. Batting; walked twice and two long fly balls. Played short and left field. Was a good experience for him. We seeded first for Sunday. We'll see how tomorrow goes.
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Old 03-10-2018, 11:13 PM   #425
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Awesome... good luck tomorrow ya'll!! remember the time change
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Old 03-11-2018, 10:27 AM   #426
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Once you get bumped you might be forced to play up, there doesn't seem to ever be many 8AAA teams, not in DFW anyway.

Good stuff
Yeah...kind if expecting to have to.. going to hit some open nations tourneys to prep gor gulf shores...that seems to be where all the aaa clubs are playing..
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Old 03-11-2018, 11:18 AM   #427
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Won 12 to 4, championship at 115, most likely against the nitro.
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Old 03-11-2018, 12:42 PM   #428
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Go get em!!
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Old 03-11-2018, 12:57 PM   #429
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Falling apart, down 7 to 0 after 1
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Old 03-11-2018, 01:16 PM   #430
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Got it to 9 to 5 after 3.
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Old 03-11-2018, 01:23 PM   #431
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Tied it at 9, going to bottom of 4
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Old 03-11-2018, 01:38 PM   #432
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Up 14-9, going to bottom of 5.

I need a beer.
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Old 03-11-2018, 01:41 PM   #433
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Held them. Just need 3 runs here.
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Old 03-11-2018, 01:44 PM   #434
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Get em boys
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Old 03-11-2018, 01:45 PM   #435
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What field
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Old 03-11-2018, 01:48 PM   #436
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We got 2, 16-9 going to bottom of 6.
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Field 9
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You on 9?
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Old 03-11-2018, 01:49 PM   #439
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Got it..
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Old 03-11-2018, 01:53 PM   #440
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16 to 10 final. Good to get a win against them after last summer.
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Good job
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Old 03-11-2018, 06:44 PM   #442
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Thanks, they played tough all weekend... Mines the one with the tat

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Awesome! Love these pics
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Wish USSSA would stay on top of the rosters, sure are a bunch of teams playing down to win a trophy. Nations does a much better job keeping teams in the right spot.
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My sons team won their tournament this weekend. He hit two home runs and pitched a one hit, shut out with 7Ks in the championship game.






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I feel like we've seen that pic before congrats to you guys
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Old 03-11-2018, 09:39 PM   #447
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I feel like we've seen that pic before congrats to you guys


Yeah...hes hitting it pretty well right now.

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Good stuff guys! Congrats
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Old 03-12-2018, 05:14 PM   #449
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Headed to Burleson this weekend.




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Good luck, both of my boys are off till the DFW NIT on 3/24.
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