Monday, April 21, 2008

2008 AAA Baseball Game #8 - Home Run!

Jack played in his ninth game of the 2008 little league season against the Giants. This was probably his best all round game of the season.

At the plate, Jack was 2 for 3. Leading off the top of the first inning against a big hard throwing left handed pitcher, he ran the count to 3 and 2 and then struck out. In the second inning, Jack got up again. With the count 2 and 2, runners on first and second and working to protect the plate, Jack drove one deep down the first base line. He cruised into third base and started towards home. The second baseman took the cut-off and threw wildly towards home. Jack raced home and slide under the tag of the scrambling catcher. The pitcher for the other team pitched the first 1 2/3 innings; he walked eight, struck out six, allowed six runs and gave up only two hits, Jack's "home run" and a single by the big clean-up hitter. In his final at-bat, Jack singled up the middle.

Jack had a number of nice defensive plays in the field. In the bottom of the third, one of the bigger kids on the other team drove one deep in the gap in left center. Jack moved into short left center to take the cut-off throw. As the kid ran towards third, Jack threw a strike to the third baseman and the runner was out by ten feet. Playing short for five innings, he had a number of balls hit to him for the first time this season. He cleanly handled three grounders, and with some help from the first baseman, threw out the runners.

The Padres held on to win by the score of 7 to 6 in six innings. Their record for the season is now 5 wins and 3 losses.

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