Smyrna Bugs had a 2.5 hour scrimmage on Saturday night against Nolensville Vipers.  The Bugs took to the field in black shirts and the good ole gray/with black striped pants.  The noise of  parents chattering about the season finally arriving was a blessing to hear.

Many of the Bugs were able to pitch an inning, trying out their arms off a real mound with a live hitter.   Since it was a scrimmage, we did not keep score.  But it was pitched by some of the most joyous Bugs ever.  Some pick off moves, run-downs, and strike outs led to a positive feeling for the players and coaches.

All of the Bugs were hitters.  A few had experienced a long winter of non-hitting time which, until this scrimmage, had shown itself in unhappy batting practice.  Not on this night.  Every player hit the ball with some of them seeing doubles and triples.  The hitting, the base stealing, the excitement of sliding across home plate in a cloud of dust was the thrill many of the parents (I mean kids) had been dreaming of all winter.  The smiles of parents and kids were a joy to see, especially when those winter blues had been so dominate in the bats.

This coming weekend we will once again try to play in our first tournament (first one was rained out).  We will be reporting to Franklin for the tournament on Friday night.  come out and support the Smyrna Bugs.  Check out the Smyrnabugs.com website for more details, NEW sponsors and photos of the players. *Adopt-a-Bug fund raiser coming soon.

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