Seeded fourth after the first two days of the tournament, the Outlaws played the Vacaville Bulldogs. The Outlaws beat the Bulldogs 10 to 6 in Woodland in September. As Scott noted before the game, the Bulldogs have been playing in tournaments consistently over the last five months, while the Outlaws took a couple of months off.
At the plate, Jack was 0 for 1. In his only plate appearance, Jack hit a 0 and 2 pitch hard to the right side of the infield. With Jordan moving on contact and Jack charging up the line, the ball went right through the second baseman into right center. I scored it as an error on the second baseman. Jordan went to third. When Jack stole second, Jordan got picked off third. Jack went to third on Trevor's infield out. Jack ended the inning at third.
Jack played 1/3 of an inning in left, 1 2/3 innings in center and 1 inning as the Extra Hitter. While he was in the outfield, he fielded three or four hits through the infield routinely and got the ball back in quickly. In the second inning when he was playing center, a ball was hit over shortstop in short left center. Jack got a nice jump on the ball and made the catch look easy.
In the top of the first, the Outlaws had the bases loaded with one out, but they did not score. In each of the first three innings, the Outlaws had a player thrown out at a base. Cooper was thrown out at home in the first, Jordan was picked off third in the second and James was doubled off first in the third. Outlaws ended up getting flattened. They lost by a score of 12 to 0 in four innings.
In spite of the fact that Jack has not picked up a bat in six weeks, I was very pleased how he played. He ended up getting on base five of the six times he came to the plate. The Outlaws have a scheduled tournament the last weekend of February. It is unlikely that Jack will play. The JV Basketball Championship Tournament is the same weekend.
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