Sunday, July 14, 2013
2013 RCTB World Series Warm-up Day 2
After the pool play the Walbeck Elite 15U were seeded first. They played the Reno A's in the semi-final game. The Elite had beaten the A's on Saturday by the score of 5 to 4.
Leading off, Jack was 2 for 3 with a walk, a fielder's choice, 3 runs scored and 5 stolen bases. In his first at-bat, he hit a 1 and 1 pitch at a line drive into right center and a single. He stole second, but was doubled off second on Kyle's line drive to the second baseman. Jack walked on five pitches in his second plate appearance. He stole second, stole third and scored on Kyle's single. In his third at-bat, Jack hit a 1 and 0 pitch up the middle. The shortstop forced out the runner at second, but Jack beat the relay and was safe at first with a fielder's choice. He stole second, went to third on an error and scored on Kyle's triple. Jack grounded the first pitch through the right side for a single in his fourth plate appearance. He stole second, went to third on Nick's fielder's choice and scored on Aaron's walk.
In the field, Jack played centerfield. He did not have a put-out or an assist. He handled one line drive up the middle.
The Elite drubbed the A's and won the game by the score of 8 to 0.
The Elite played the Sacramento Valley Storm in the championship game of the tournament. They lost to the Storm in the Memorial Day Tournament.
Leading off, Jack was 1 for 3 with a walk and 2 runs scored. In his first at-bat, Jack walked on four pitches. He scored on Kyle's triple. Coming up a second time in the bottom of the first, Jack grounded the first pitch to the second baseman for an out. In his third at-bat, Jack lined a 1 and 0 pitch into centerfield for a single. He went to second on an error by the pitcher, to third on Nick's ground out and scored on Aaron's single. Jack grounded the first pitch to the first baseman for an out in his fourth plate appearance.
In the field, Jack played centerfield. He had one put-out.
With the game tied 6 to 6 in the top of the sixth, the Elite pitchers walked the first three batters in the inning. They ended up giving up five runs before they could get out of the inning and lost the game by the score of 11 to 6 to finish second in the 2013 RCTB World Series Warm-up Tournament.
The Storm pitcher threw seven innings and 115 pitches. Apparently, the kid also threw a complete game on Saturday and one inning in a game earlier on Sunday. He probably threw more than 225 pitches in the two days. This seems criminal...
The Walbeck Elite 15U will be playing in the All World Sports World Series in Nevada starting on Thursday.