Saturday, September 13, 2008

2008 Gunners Baseball Tournament #1 Day 1

After Jack's football game, we headed back to the baseball fields to join up with the Gunners team.

The Gunners won the first game against the Solano Blast by a score of 14 to 0 in 3 innings. There are a number of rules for tournament play outlining that if one team gets ahead by a certain number of runs than the game is called at the bottom of the inning.

The Gunners played their second game against Team Miken. Jack played in his first tournament game. At the plate, he lifted the first pitch of his first at-bat high into short right where the second baseman caught it for an out. In his second plate appearance, Jack walked on five pitches, swinging at the third pitch. He came around to score. Jack walked on four pitches in his third at-bat. With men on first and third and one out, the coach told him to deliberately get into a run-down so that runner at third could go home. Drawing the throw, the other team did not execute and Jack was safe at second and the runner scored. The next batter struck out on a wild pitch. Scrambling for the ball, the catcher threw to first to try and force the runner and Jack scored all the way from second.

In field, Jack played three innings in left field and did not handle the ball.

The Gunners won second game by a score of 19 to 5. The game was called with two outs in the bottom of the third innings due to the score.

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