Jack played in his fourth game of the 2008 fall baseball season. The Yankees played another A's team.
In his first at-bat, he hit a slow roller on the right side of the infield. The grass in the infield at Rau Park is thick and long. The ball took an odd bounce and died. The first baseman fielded the ball and looked up to see Jack charging up the line; Jack got a good jump out of the box. When the first baseman looked up at Jack, he froze for a second before starting for first. Jack and the first baseman got to the bag at about the same time and the umpire called Jack safe. I was standing against the fence behind the first base coach and I think that Jack was probably out. It is a little bit of poetic justice since he got called out on Thursday on a close play at first where he was clearly safe. Jack stole second, third and home to score a run.
Jack hit a looping line drive to right center in his second plate appearance. He ended the game 2 for 2 at the plate.
In field, Jack played 1 inning at third, 1 inning at first, 2/3s of inning at shorstop and 2 1/3 innings in center field. He made a couple of nice plays. At third, he handled a grounder down the line and threw the runner out at first. At first, Jack went far to his right to get a sharp grounder. Running towards second base, he made a great throw off his back foot to the pitcher who was covering first.
The Yankees won the game by a score of 11 to 2. Their fall baseball record is now 4 wins and 0 losses.