Friday, July 23, 2010

Celina Lake Festival and Baseball

The final full weekend of July is upon us, and despite the heat, humidity, and Algae Bloom on Grand Lake, the show will go on.

The Lake Festival in Celina kicks off today, with the huge fireworks show at 10 tonight, and the Grand Parade tomorrow...this, and the State ACME Baseball Tournament will take place in mid 90 degree heat and humidity to match...there also may be a strong thunderstorm or two roll through, before the Festival wraps up Sunday afternoon.  The ACME Tournament lasts through next weekend, with the eight District Champions doing battle in the double elimination format.  Garry Mosier and I have games 3 and 4 of the tourney tomorrow afternoon starting at 5, which of course could all change if the storms that are currently pounding Wisconsin come this way.  I just talked with my father-in-law in Oconomowoc, and he said they had 7 inches of rain yesterday alone, along with a hail storm.  They are expecting more for today and tomorrow.

Sam, home from Columbus for the final baseball fling of the season, and I had our opening games of the Minster Youth Baseball Tournament last night...the humidity stayed up, but a breeze and clouds help make it bearable.  This evening we might not be as lucky...it appears that the heat will stay, but no clouds to block out the blazing sun....the rain may come late tonight or tomorrow.  That would have the potential to throw a monkey wrench into the whole weekend of activities.  Sam has four games at Minster tomorrow, and 2 or 3 on Sunday, while I finish things off there on Sunday morning.  Next weekend the Dale Harter Memorial Tournament in Celina will end our baseball work for the summer.
Here is the lineup for the State ACME Tournament(with me slated for the 5pm and 7:30pm games on Saturday)http://www.acmebaseballcongress.org/STATETOURNAMENT2010.pdf

I may pop back in over the weekend if things warrant, otherwise, I'll be

back later>>>>

Photos-Grand Lake, despite the Algae Bloom scare, still looks good in certain places, and ACME Baseball calls Celina "home" for the upcoming State Tournament this last week in July.



2 comments:

Sarah Lewis said...

We will be in Minter tomorrow to. Ur son is on the Bulldogs 8U team!

Glad I stumbled on your little part of the blogosphere!

Good luck in Minster!

Sarah
http://lewiscrazyhouse.blogspot.com

PRH....... said...

Thanks for stopping by Sarah...games on the Pony Diamonds tonight at 6 and 8:15, it's going to be a roaster....same for tomorrow at Eastview for the State ACME...stay cool!