The adage goes that good pitching beats good hitting. It’s for that reason that the George Mason High School varsity baseball team expects to prevail each and every time senior Byron Mendenhall toes the rubber.
Picking Splinters: Sports Mathematics Splinters Style
Do you remember what you were thinking at this point in the 1998 season? Do you remember the energy surrounding Mark McGwire’s pursuit of Roger Maris’s record for home runs in a single season? The record that made the number 61 sacred? Do you remember the fist pumps and the […]
Lapses Catch Up With McLean/Great Falls Team
After series after series of sterling defense and clutch performances on the mound, the error bug finally caught up with the 14-year-old Babe Ruth All-Star team from McLean/Great Falls.
McLean/Great Falls Team In First-Ever World Series
For the first time in history, a team from McLean/Great Falls will head to the Babe Ruth World Series. The 14U team, based out of Northern Virginia, continued its dominance of East Coast baseball teams, going undefeated throughout the Southeast Regional Tournament in Palatka, Fl.
McLean Softballers Slip In Bid to Defend World Title
There will be no repeat attempt at the Little League Softball World Series for McLean. After breezing through pool play, the McLean girls were stopped, 2-1, in the Regional Semifinals by eventual champion Morristown, Tenn.
Picking Splinters: New RFK Changes Reinvigorate Fans
Red carpets. Players shaking hands with fans. New food menus. Clear signage. Red-themed giveaways. Heck, giveaway-themed giveaways. 21 runs scored during three wins. RFK Stadium was the place to be last weekend.