Saturday, October 11, 2008

2008 Gunners Baseball Tournament #4 Day 1

After the football game, Jack and I headed to Kloss Field at Elk Grove Regional Park to catch up with the Gunners Team. We got there in the bottom of the second. The Gunners were playing the Yuba Sutter River Bandits. The Gunners won the game by a score of 15 to 0 in 3 innings.

In the second game, the Gunners played the Tiburon Pirates. Jack started at third base. After going weeks and not really handling the ball much in games, he had two balls hit at him in the top of the first. Jack cleanly fielded the first and threw a one hopper to first. The first baseman was unable to dig out the ball and the runner was safe. The next batter hit a hard liner literally over the bag. Jack was able to knock the ball down; if the ball had gotten by him at least one run would have scored. The Gunners ended up getting out of the inning with runners on second and third.

In three of the next four innings, the Pirates got runners to third base, but the Gunners were able to get out of the inning.

Jack got up twice and struck out both times. The Pirates starting pitcher was strong; he struck out 6 of the first 10 Gunners batters. The first time at bat, Jack ran the count to 3 balls and 2 strikes before going down swinging. The second at bat with the bases loaded and one out, Jack went down swinging on three pitches.

The Gunners ended up winning the game by a score of 6 to 2. They will be seeded #1 tomorrow for the single elimination championship round.

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