The Georgetown Eagle Baseball Team went 19-0 in regular season play and are beginning tournament play for another trip to the UIL State Championship. Despite having a grueling schedule, late night games or Saturday afternoon trips or double headers, all three teams came out to Eagle Field at 9am Saturday mornings to mentor and coach the younger generation who participate in Exception Georgetown Alliance. EGA provides opportunities for special needs children to learn about and participate in sports year-round; basketball, baseball and swimming. Coach Foster believes in the program and his players faithfully support and encourage their younger friends because they, and Foster, agree and understand how lucky any person is to be able to play America’s game. Visit GeorgetownBaseball.com for information about the team.
The 14U All-stars—Georgetown Pride— represented the Georgetown Youth Girls Softball Association at the 2018 World Series Championships in Laredo in July. This plucky group if 15 All-stars, assembled from Georgetown, Jarrell, Round Rock and Florence endured 100-plus-degree days together. They even toughed it out through one day of six games with a single 40-minute break.
This was the GYGSA’s second visit to the World Series and they bested everyone to come home Sectional, Regional and World Series Champions. And the name is not symbolic; they beat teams from all over Texas, Mexico and Puerto Rico for the first-ever Pony League ring.
Coaches report they work hard to develop players on the field but also as a community of friends and a softball family. Players bonded well through the heat and the long days and most play softball year-round; several are on track for scholarships. Unusually shy for the interview, they agreed winning is a big motivator but they play for the joy of the sport, the camaraderie and the adrenaline.
Coach Gabriel Dominguez says local teams are holding signups for the 2019 season and players are looking forward to getting to know and trust each other all over again.