Sunday, November 15, 2009

Elk Grove Outlaws 11U versus Woodland Thunder 11U

The Outlaws played an eight inning scrimmage against the Woodland Thunder at Morse Park. The two teams previously played a scrimmage in October.

At the plate, Jack was 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs, a walk and a strike-out. In his first at-bat, Jack walked on six pitches. He advanced to second and third on passed balls. The coached called for a suicide squeeze, but the batter missed the sign and Jack was tagged out going home. With two out and runners on second and third, Jack crushed one into left center in his second plate appearance to drive in two runs. The ball bounced off the fence on one hop. Rounding second, the coach waved him to third. Jack was thrown out in a close play at third. In his third at-bat, Jack lifted a ball in right field to drive a run [I would have probably scored this an error on the right fielder in a tournament game]. Jack ended the inning at second. Jack struck out on five pitches in his final plate appearance.

Jack played first base in the first four innings. He had a nice shoe top catch for an out in the first inning and then tried to dive back to first to double the runner. He had five other put-outs on throws from the pitcher, second baseman, third baseman, shortstop and right fielder.

Jack played the fifth and seventh innings in left field, the sixth inning at second base and the eighth inning at third base without any plays on the ball. It is probably the only time that I have seen him play second base in at least two years.

With the Outlaws pitching walking a bushel of runners in the fifth and sixth innings, the Outlaws lost the scrimmage by the score of 12 to 11.

After the game, we had a nice barbecue at the field for both teams. Boys from both teams played tackle football after lunch. On the way home, Jack said to me that he wished that they could scrimmage the team again just so they could have a football game afterwards...

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