The Jesuit Marauders JV baseball team played the Pleasant Grove Eagles at Pleasant Grove High School. The Marauders beat the Eagles twice by the scores of 6 to 2 and 4 to 0 in a non-league doubleheader earlier in the season. They play a three game league series this week. It is hard for me to believe that you can beat a team five times in one season.
Leading off, Jack was 2 for 4 with two singles and a stolen base. In his first at-bat, he hit a 0 and 2 pitch for a grounder to the pitcher and was thrown out at first. Jack hit a 1 and 2 pitch for a line drive into right field for a single in his second plate appearance. It was a nice piece of two strike hitting. He stole second. Cosca hit a grounder to the shortstop that the shortstop had a little trouble finding the handle. With Jack going to third, the shortstop threw to the third baseman. Jack was safe, but over slide the bag and was tagged out as he tried to reach back. I don't think that I have seen him over slide a bag in the last two years. In his third at-bat, Jack grounded a 1 and 1 pitch to the shortstop and was thrown out at first. With Child on first and no outs at the top of the seventh inning, the coach asked Jack to sacrifice bunt. He fouled off the first pitch. The coach then changed the sign to a hit and run. Jack faked the bunt, pulled back the bat and slapped one through the right side. He said in the car on the way home that it was the perfect hit and run [even if Child didn't know the signs…]. Jack went to second on Cosca's sacrifice bunt, but ended the inning there when Christian struck out and Iwasa flied out to center.
Playing centerfield, Jack had two put-outs. There was a stiff wind blowing from right to left in the outfield and it was holding up most of the fly balls.
The Marauders scored three runs in the top of the third [the inning that Jack over slide third!]. Behind solid pitching, the Marauders made the runs hold up. The Marauders won the game by the score of 3 to 1. The box score is here and the scorecard is here.
Kane (4-0, 2 starts, 7 appearances, 22.33 innings, ERA 2.82) was the winning pitcher. Child (2-1, 1 save, 0 starts, 10 appearances, 17.67 innings, ERA 3.57) pitched the sixth and seventh inning and got the save.
The Jesuit JV baseball team now has 18 wins and 4 losses. Their league record is 8 wins and 1 loss. The game log is here.
It is going to be long week. The Marauders will make up a rain out against Sheldon on Tuesday and then play Pleasant Grove on Wednesday and Friday nights. I think that this was supposed to be Pleasant Grove's best pitcher. I am interested to see who throws for Pleasant Grove on Wednesday and Friday.
As a side note, Jordan caught for Pleasant Grove. He and Jack played together for a number of years on the Outlaws. Although he caught the whole game, the team DHed for him.