Nathan was selected from his baseball team for the sportsmanship award. His coach picked him for his positive attitude and enthusiasm for the game, for cheering his teammates on and always being a coachable player. Congratulations Nathan!
His team had a little bit of a rough season. I think they only won 1 (or 2?) game in the regular season. But during the playoffs, they did great. They came in as the last seed in the tournament. They won their first game and lost their second. It was a double elimination tournament, so then they were working their way through the losers bracket. They won their next 2 games, beating the #1 seed and #5 seed. They had one more game to make it to the championship game. They had to play the team that they lost to in the 2nd round again. Unfortunately, they lost that game, but made it a lot further in the tournament than anyone expected. It was fun to watch Nathan play. He improved so much during the season. We were hoping he wouldn't enjoy playing baseball, since baseball has such a long season and long games. But he did have a good time and wants to play again next year.