Sunday, September 06, 2009

2009 Outlaws Baseball Tournament #1 Day 2

By the time we got home on Saturday night, it was after 10 p.m. The Sunday morning game was scheduled for 8:00 a.m. I got Jack up about 5:50 a.m. and we left the house about 6:30 a.m.

The Outlaws played the Blue Devils with a start time of 8:01 a.m. In the field, Jack played four uneventful innings at third base. In his first at-bat in the second inning, Jack walked on six pitches. The inning ended with him at second base. In the fourth inning, Jack hit a 1 and 1 pitch down the first base line which the first baseman fielded cleanly for the last out of the game. Jack pointed out afterwards that if the first baseman had not been holding Jeremy on the bag that it probably would have been a hit...

The Outlaws gave up 8 runs in the first inning and lost control of the game. The boys were definitely hanging their heads. They ended up losing the game by the score of 9 to 0. Jack's walk and Jeremy hit by a pitch were the only Outlaws' base runners of the game; they had no hits.

The Outlaws ended up the tournament with 2 wins and 2 losses. Out of the nine teams in pool play, four teams went 3 and 1 (Blue Devils, Star City, Brown Sox and Amigos), two teams were 2 and 2 (Outlaws and Stix), two were 1 and 3 (Demons and Rivercats) and one was 0 and 4 (River Bandits). The Outlaws effectively finished sixth out of the nine teams. Only 4 teams advanced to the single elimination round.

The Amigos beat the Brown Sox in the Championship game.

This is the first of six tournaments that the Outlaws are scheduled to play over the next three months. The next tournament is scheduled in two weeks in Woodland against what are supposed to be tougher teams. It will be interesting to see how the Outlaws do!

No comments:

Post a Comment