He's in Machine Pitch league this year and the coach puts the balls in this contraption and it launches them out to the kids. It's a little more consistent than the coach pitch and they get 5 tries at bat.
He's serious at bat...and it kind of looks like he has a wad of chew in his mouth but I'm thinking it is just gum or at least I'm hoping it is. They start young if that's not gum! ;) And from the mother perspective it's killing me seeing how wrinkly that shirt is. He missed the first 2 games because we were on vacation and the coach had just shoved his shirt in the bottom of the batting bag until we got back.
I'm pretty sure he made it past these guys to score the run.