Up early again, we headed back to Oakland for the Northern California Cal Ripken 10U tournament. Although some people stayed overnight, we decided to drive back and forth. Laguna played against River Park (Sacramento). Sharon grew up in the River Park area of Sacramento.
I was initially a little worried about the game. River Park ended up getting a bye on Saturday. I was worried that we were going to face fresh pitching, while we would be throwing our fourth, fifth and sixth starters.
At the plate, Jack was 2 for 2 with 3 RBIs. In his first at-bat in the bottom of the third, Jack drilled the first pitch into right center to drive in Pat. He ended up getting doubled off second on an out by Louie. With the bases loaded, Jack pushed the second pitch through the right side in the bottom of the fourth inning to drive in Matt and Cam. These RBIs gave Laguna an 11 run lead and ended the game.
Jack pitched the third and fourth innings. He threw 36 pitches with 20 going for strikes. Jack struck out one batter and had three balls hit back to him that he fielded and threw the runner out at first. With a couple of errors in the outfield, Jack gave up one earned run and three total runs.
With all 12 of their players playing, Laguna beat River Park by the score of 15 to 4 in four innings. They will play the winner of the Vallejo versus North Area (Sacramento) on Tuesday.