Jack played his ninth game for the Jesuit Fall Ball Cardinals against Rio Americano on Saturday morning. I didn't see the game; I hate it when Jack plays and I am not there. Although I was supposed to be helping Sharon get ready for the fall dinner party, after dropping Jack at the game, I spent the morning getting my car towed to the dealer…
Leading off, Jack was 1 for 3 with a run scored. He was nonplused about the fact that there were no umpires. Instead, the coaches were calling balls and strikes from behind the pitcher. Each coach was calling balls and strikes for his pitchers. Jack was not happy with the calls… In his first at-bat, he struck out looking. Jack hit a line drive into left field in his second plate appearance. He eventually came around to score. In his third at-bat, Jack struck out swinging.
Jack played right field. He did not have a put-out or an assist.
This was another of those 14 inning doubleheaders. Jack just played the first seven innings. He said that they won and that Rio got only a couple of hits.
The Jesuit Fall Ball schedule is here.
This was the last fall ball game. I couldn't be happier with how the fall season has gone. Jack has gotten a chance to get to know the varsity coaches and they have gotten a chance to get to know him. Additionally, he had a solid fall at the plate and in the field. Based on how the coach grades the at-bats [-1, 0 or 1], he was one of the top two hitters. Based on my rough calculations, Jack had a .407 batting average and a .484 on base percentage. He had a hit in 8 of the 9 games. The only game that he didn't get a hit was the game against Laguna Creek when Josh pitched. Jack did reach base on a walk in that game.