The Jesuit Marauders played the Del Campo Cougars in their 20th game of the season. This is the first time they have faced Del Campo; the first game was rained out.
Over the last couple of weeks, Jack has played against the tougher teams. The coach has played a line-up of players who are further down on the depth chart against clearly weaker teams. I think that this has hurt Jack somewhat; he has not had a chance to get his swing going against weaker competition. He has also not had a chance to pad his statistics in the blow-outs...
Jack started in centerfield and led off against Del Campo.
He was 1 for 1 with a walk, a double and a run scored. In his first at-bat, Jack walked on six pitches. He went to second on Sam's walk, to third on Nick's fielder's choice and scored on Kyle's single. Jack drove a 0 and 1 pitch into right center for a double in his second plate appearance. He was thrown out trying to steal third.
In the field, Jack played two innings in centerfield. He didn't have an assist or a put-out.
The Marauders jumped all over the Cougars. They scored 8 runs in both the third and fourth innings and 7 runs in the fifth inning. There is a 10 run rule in place, but only after 5 innings. Scoring in five straight innings, the Marauders won by the score of 30 to 0. The score box is here and the score card is here.
Jacobi ( 1 - 1, ERA 0.88, 1 start, 3 appearances) was the winning pitcher. Beards pitched the fifth inning.
Unpacking the car when we got home, Jack turned to me and said "how can they be so bad?" I talked to the coach a little before the St. Mary's game on Saturday about how appalled I was with the level of some of the competition. He acknowledged that the competition was probably a little worse than most previous years. The Marauders have 10 runned 5 of their last 7 opponents.
The Jesuit Frosh baseball team now has 15 wins and 5 losses. In league, they have 8 wins and 1 loss. The game log is here. The Marauders next game is Wednesday, April 24 at home against Bella Vista.