story {x1 carolinas}

earlier this year, we learned about a new baseball facility - x1 carolinas - and they were developing teams in all age groups. 

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spencer tried out...and sure enough, he made the 12u team. we were so excited and proud...as was he. 

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fast forward a few months...spencer is happier than ever. his coaches rock. he gets along great with the kids on his team -- kids he had never met before. 

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he has been completely dedicated to the sport. this team combined with rec ball for a few months...he had games or practice 6 out of 7 days a week.

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we were worried about burnout. and though he had a few tough moments, all in all, he pulled through - completely passionate about the sport.

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at the beginning of the season, spencer spent most of his time in the outfield and rarely pitched. 

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his hitting was better than last year, but not stellar.

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a few months of hard work, good coaching and lots of practice....

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now he has spent many innings on the pitcher's mound...

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and his batting has improved ten-fold...

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including a triple...and his first home run

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sitting on the sidelines...watching his growth...

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it's been an amazing experience. 

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we are not just happy that he is improving his skills...

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but we are so happy that he has found a team and a facility where he feels at home.

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it's a family of its own. a place where he belongs. 

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a few trophies along the way...

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that's just icing on the cake.

thank you x1 carolinas. thank you spencer. it's been an awesome spring and we are looking forward the next two months as we round out the 2011 season! 

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