Sunday, November 22, 2009

2009 Outlaws Baseball Tournament #6 Day 2

Jack and I headed back to Tracy for the second day of the tournament. The Outlaws were seeded second in their pool and played the Bay Valley Bombers. The Outlaws lost to the Bombers by the score of 4 to 1 and beat them by the score of 9 to 6 in two different tournament in October.

At the plate, Jack was 0 for 2. In his first at-bat, he popped a 1 and 1 pitch straight up. I don't think I have actually ever seen one hit that high. Jack got confused about where the ball was as the catcher made the catch a step in front of first base. In his second plate appearance, Jack struck out on three pitches.

In the field, Jack played five innings at third base. In the fifth inning, he made a nice stop on a one hopper hit at his shoe tops and threw the runner out at first. It was the only ball he handled.

With the score tied 1 to 1 in the top of the sixth, the Outlaws made two errors sandwiched around a walk to load the bases with no outs. With the infield in, they got two successive grounders to the right side of the infield, but were unable to make the plays at the plate. By the time they got out of the inning, the Outlaws had given up three unearned runs. They lost the game by the score of 4 to 1.

This is the last of the six tournaments that the Outlaws were scheduled to play this fall. I will post the box scores for the last three games and final batting and pitching statistics for the fall tournament season up in the next two days. I am also going to put together a game log.

It has been an interesting three months. With only a couple of exceptions, the Outlaws have not hit the ball in any tournament; the team batting average is below .200. Just a few more timely hits would have made it a very different fall.

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