Sunday, October 12, 2008

2008 Gunners Baseball Tournament #4 Day 2

With Sharon and I heading out of town to celebrate our anniversary, Drew took Jack to day 2 of the weekend's baseball tournament at Kloss Field in the Elk Grove Regioal Park.

In the first game, Jack was 1 for 2 at the plate. In his first at-bat, he hit a double into left field to drive in a run. Jack came around to score. He grounded out to first in his second plate appearance.

In the field, Jack played three innings at third base. He made a couple of good plays, including catching a high pop fly in the sun and fielding a drive that went off of the the diving pitcher and throwing the runner out at third.

The Gunners won by a score of 9 to 0 in four innings.

In the second game, Jack struck out in his first at-bat. He said the pitcher was throwing hard and he hit one very hard but foul. In his second plate appearance, Jack walked, stole second and came home to score on a punt. Jack hit a double off the third baseman's glove in his final at-bat driving in one run. He eventually came around to score.

Jack played third base again. He made a couple of nice plays, including tagging out a runner on a throw from the shortstop Cooper and fielding a grounder and tagging third for the force out.

The Gunners won 11 to 2 in six innings and won the tournament championship.

For the weekend, Jack was 2 for 6 with three strike outs and a walk. He got two RBIs and scored three runs. For the four tournaments that he has played with the Gunners, Jack is 5 for 17 with four walks and six strike outs.

Jack played 15 of the 18 innings in three games this weekend; he missed the first three inning game due to football. Jack has played 50 of the 70 innings in the four tournaments this fall in left field, right field, third base and as DH.

Jack was very happy to have played all three games this weekend at third base. He got a chance last weekend in the consolation game to show that he could play in the infield. The coaches were very complimentary of Jack's play at third base in their comments after the championship game. I have always thought that he could help the team with his glove.

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